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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813707/the-role-of-physicians-in-rationing-cancer-care-attitudes-of-german-oncologists
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Sandra Fernau, Katja Mehlis, Jan Schildmann, Stefan Krause, Eva C Winkler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 17, 2017: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813191/effect-and-efficiency-of-an-embedded-palliative-care-nurse-practitioner-in-an-oncology-clinic
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Anne M Walling, Sarah F D'Ambruoso, Jennifer L Malin, Sara Hurvitz, Ann Zisser, Anne Coscarelli, Robin Clarke, Andrew Hackbarth, Christopher Pietras, Frances Watts, Bruce Ferrell, Samuel Skootsky, Neil S Wenger
PURPOSE: To test a simultaneous care model for palliative care for patients with advanced cancer by embedding a palliative care nurse practitioner (NP) in an oncology clinic. METHODS: We evaluated the effect of the intervention in two oncologists' clinics beginning March 2014 by using implementation strategies, including use of a structured referral mechanism, routine symptom screening, integration of a psychology-based cancer supportive care center, implementation team meetings, team training, and a metrics dashboard for continuous quality improvement...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813189/what-enables-oncologists-to-discuss-goals-of-care-with-their-patients-practical-ways-toward-a-culture-of-kindness-transparency-and-responsibility
#3
Anthony L Back
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 16, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808692/treating-nicotine-dependence-and-preventing-smoking-relapse-in-cancer-patients
#4
Eun Hae Estelle Chang, Andrew Braith, Brian Hitsman, Robert A Schnoll
INTRODUCTION: Despite the well-documented harmful effects of smoking, many cancer patients continue to smoke. Smoking cessation is critical to address in this population given the associated increase in treatment toxicity, risk of second primary tumors, decrease in treatment response and higher disease-specific and all-cause mortality with continued smoking following a cancer diagnosis. This review seeks to summarize the latest recommendations and guidelines on smoking cessation treatment for patients diagnosed with cancer, and the evidence behind those recommendations...
2017: Expert Review of Quality of Life in Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808676/efficacy-and-safety-of-doubly-regulated-vaccinia-virus-in-a-mouse-xenograft-model-of-multiple-myeloma
#5
Muneyoshi Futami, Kota Sato, Kanji Miyazaki, Kenshi Suzuki, Takafumi Nakamura, Arinobu Tojo
Multiple myeloma is a malignancy of plasma cells of the bone marrow. Although the prognosis is variable, no curative therapy has been defined. Vaccinia virus infects cancer cells and kills such cells in a variety of ways. These include direct infection, triggering of immunomediated cell death, and vascular collapse. The potential of the vaccinia virus as an anti-tumor therapy has attracted the attention of oncologists. Interestingly, our preliminary experiments revealed that myeloma cells were particularly susceptible to vaccinia virus...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807699/communication-challenges-of-oncologists-and-intensivists-caring-for-pediatric-oncology-patients-a-qualitative-study
#6
Folasade Odeniyi, Pamela G Nathanson, Theodore E Schall, Jennifer K Walter
CONTEXT: The families of oncology patients requiring intensive care often face increasing complexity in communication with their providers, particularly when patients are cared for by providers from different disciplines. OBJECTIVE: To describe experiences and challenges faced by pediatric oncologists and intensivists and how the oncologist-intensivist relationship impacts communication and initiation of goals of care discussions (GCDs). METHODS: We conducted semi-structured interviews with a convenience sample of ten physicians, including pediatric oncology and intensive care attendings and fellows...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807231/bartholin-gland-cancer
#7
REVIEW
Violante Di Donato, Assunta Casorelli, Erlisa Bardhi, Flaminia Vena, Marchetti Claudia, Ludovico Muzii, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici
INTRODUCTION: Bartholin gland carcinoma is an extremely rare condition. Because of its, phase III trials have not been carried out, there exists no unanimous consensus on treatment and guidelines are missing. METHODS: All studies reporting cases of Bartholin cancer were collected and screened for the evaluations. Baseline characteristics of studies were extracted and were queried in a database. RESULTS: A total number of 133 manuscripts collected were available for the review process, representing a total number of 275 reported cases...
September 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806987/a-prospective-study-to-evaluate-the-risk-malignancy-index-and-its-diagnostic-implication-in-patients-with-suspected-ovarian-mass
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Santosh Kumar Dora, Atal Bihari Dandapat, Benudhar Pande, Jatindra Prasad Hota
BACKGROUND: There is no universal screening method for discrimination between benign and malignant adnexal masses yet. Various authors have tried tumor markers, imaging studies, cytology but no one yet is a definite method for screening of cancer ovary, for which a combined diagnostic modality has come to practice in form of RMI. With this background we conducted our study "Evaluation of risk malignancy index and its diagnostic value in patients with adnexal masses". METHODS: The aim of the study was to determine the effectiveness of risk of malignancy index (RMI-3) in preoperative discrimination between benign and malignant masses and also to reveal the most suitable cut off value...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804862/oncological-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit-prognosis-decision-making-therapies-and-end-of-life-care
#9
Ewelina Biskup, Fengfeng Cai, Marcus Vetter, Stephan Marsch
The effectiveness of intensive care unit (ICU) care for cancer patients remains controversial. Advances in antitumour and supportive care led to major improvements in outcomes of oncological patients in the ICU. Improved cancer therapies and supportive management of organ dysfunctions have contributed to improved survival rates. As a consequence, the number of cancer patients requiring ICU admission is rising. Frequently, cancer patients have a poor performance status and are vulnerable. It is a heterogeneous population, where the nature and curability of the neoplasm and the severity of critical illness cause a plethora of issues about ICU admissions...
August 14, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801849/bevacizumab-in-colorectal-cancer-current-role-in-treatment-and-the-potential-of-biosimilars
#10
REVIEW
Lee S Rosen, Ira A Jacobs, Ronald L Burkes
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of tumor-related morbidity and mortality worldwide, with mortality most often attributable to metastatic disease. Bevacizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody targeting vascular endothelial growth factor, has a significant role in the treatment of metastatic CRC (mCRC). However, patient access to bevacizumab may be limited in some regions or circumstances, owing to factors related to insurance coverage, reimbursement, patient out-of-pocket costs, or availability. As a result, outcomes for patients with mCRC may be worsened...
August 11, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799535/hygroscopic-sonographically-detectable-clips-form-characteristic-breast-and-lymph-node-pseudocysts
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Moshe Carmon, Sofia Zilber, David Gekhtman, Oded Olsha, Tal Hadar, Eliahu Golomb
The use of hygroscopic sonographically detectable clips (HSDCs) has dramatically increased during the last years, especially in breast cancer patients who undergo neoadjuvant chemotherapy. The aims of this study are to define the appearance of HSDC sites in histopathological specimens, and to enable pathologists to recognize these sites and differentiate them from other lesions. We examined 124 breast cancer specimens in which the application of HSDCs was documented, 88 breast tissues and 36 lymph nodes, and analyzed the appearance of the clip site in these tissues...
August 11, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799431/vulvar-cancer-in-germany-increase-in-incidence-and-change-in-tumour-biological-characteristics-from-1974-to-2013
#12
Bernd Holleczek, Jalid Sehouli, Jana Barinoff
BACKGROUND: The incidence of vulvar cancer in Germany is increasing. Moreover, gynaecological oncologists reported observing increasing numbers of women presenting with small tumours. The aim of the present study is to validate this observation on a population level and to extend available incidence data. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data from the population-based Saarland Cancer Registry were used and included 1136 women diagnosed with invasive vulvar cancer (ICD-9 codes: 181...
August 11, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798088/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-associated-with-interstitial-lung-disease-in-cancer-patients
#13
Myriam Delaunay, Jacques Cadranel, Amélie Lusque, Nicolas Meyer, Valérie Gounaut, Denis Moro-Sibilot, Jean-Marie Michot, Judith Raimbourg, Nicolas Girard, Florian Guisier, David Planchard, Anne-Cécile Metivier, Pascale Tomasini, Eric Dansin, Maurice Pérol, Marion Campana, Oliver Gautschi, Martin Früh, Jean-David Fumet, Clarisse Audigier-Valette, Sébastien Couraud, Stéphane Dalle, Marie-Thérèse Leccia, Marion Jaffro, Samia Collot, Grégoire Prévot, Julie Milia, Julien Mazieres
Immunotherapy is becoming a standard of care for many cancers. Immune-checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) can generate immune-related adverse events. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) has been identified as a rare but potentially severe event.Between December 2015 and April 2016, we conducted a retrospective study in centres experienced in ICI use. We report the main features of ICI-ILD with a focus on clinical presentation, radiological patterns and therapeutic strategies.We identified 64 (3.5%) out of 1826 cancer patients with ICI-ILD...
August 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797645/advance-directives-in-hospice-healthcare-providers-a-clinical-challenge
#14
George R Luck, Terry Eggenberger, David Newman, Jacqueline Cortizo, Derek C Blankenship, Charles H Hennekens
BACKGROUND: On a daily basis, healthcare providers, especially those dealing with terminally ill patients, such as hospice workers, witness how advance directives help ensure the wishes of patients. They also witness the deleterious consequences when patients fail to document the care they desire at their end of life. To the best of our knowledge there are no data concerning the prevalence of advance directives among hospice healthcare providers. We, therefore, explored the prevalence and factors influencing completion rates in a survey of hospice healthcare providers...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797468/incidence-of-and-risk-factors-for-mandibular-osteoradionecrosis-in-patients-with-oral-cavity-and-oropharynx-cancers
#15
Dominic H Moon, Sung Ho Moon, Kyle Wang, Mark C Weissler, Trevor G Hackman, Adam M Zanation, Brian D Thorp, Samip N Patel, Jose P Zevallos, Lawrence B Marks, Bhishamjit S Chera
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the incidence of, and risk factors associated with, mandibular osteoradionecrosis (MORN) following radiation therapy (RT) for oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patient and treatment records of 252 consecutive patients with oral cavity or oropharynx cancers treated with RT by a single radiation oncologist at a high volume academic institution from August 2009 to December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. A Cox regression model was used to assess factors associated with the development of MORN...
September 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795902/rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-breast-report-of-a-rare-malignancy
#16
Yufen Yuan, Junna Hou, Yunbao Pan
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is an uncommon type of soft-tissue malignancy which mainly influences children. RMS rarely occurs in breast and little of the clinical behavior and treatment strategies were reported. Here, we describe a case of adult female patient with breast RMS. A 34-years-old Chinese woman visited to our hospital complaining palpable mass in her left breast. Seven months ago, the patient was diagnosed as lymphocytic mastitis and received surgical excision in the left breast. Five months later, she noticed a palpable mass again in the left breast...
August 10, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795306/lung-cancer-as-a-cardiotoxic-state-a-review
#17
REVIEW
David Pérez-Callejo, María Torrente, María Auxiliadora Brenes, Beatriz Núñez, Mariano Provencio
As the overall survival of patients with lung cancer continues to increase, more cancer survivors are faced with the risk of developing treatment-related cardiovascular toxicities. The increased knowledge of the molecular biology of non-small cell lung cancer has led to new and more personalized treatments. Nevertheless, the usual chemotherapy schemes and radiation therapy induce cardiac toxicities that are frequently underappreciated or go unnoticed. Up to date, the majority of cardiotoxicity studies have been focused in breast cancer, but new treatments in lung cancer patients, such as immune checkpoint-blocking antibodies or tyrosine kinase inhibitors, may also exert these cardiac toxic effects and therefore demand of the close collaboration of oncologists and cardiologists, in order to be addressed...
August 9, 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795284/dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans
#18
REVIEW
Alvaro E Acosta, Catalina Santa Vélez
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a slow growing tumor with a very low metastatic potential but with significant subclinical extension and great capacity for local destruction. Thus, the first surgeon approached with such challenging tumor must attempt to cure the patient with a method that spares healthy tissue and ensures an optimal oncological, functional, and esthetic result. The treatment of DFSP often requires a multidisciplinary approach. Depending on location, dermatologic surgeons, surgical oncologists, head and neck surgeons, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, and occasionally medical oncologists may be involved with the management...
August 10, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792097/a-closer-lens-cancer-survivors-supportive-intervention-preferences-and-interventions-received
#19
Joanna J Arch, Rachel Vanderkruik, Alex Kirk, Alaina L Carr
BACKGROUND: Cancer survivor preferences for formal interventions designed to provide psychological support remain relatively unknown. To address this gap, we evaluated cancer survivors' preferences for psychological intervention, whom they preferred to recommend such intervention, and how their preferences compared with what they currently received. METHODS: U.S. cancer survivors (n = 345) who were at least 2 months post-treatment for diverse forms of cancer were recruited online to complete a survey study...
August 9, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790513/the-jeremiah-metzger-lecture-cancer-in-the-twenty-first-century-an-inside-view-from-an-outsider
#20
Edward J Benz
Cancer is not a single disease. The term refers to literally hundreds of illnesses sharing common features: inappropriate proliferation of imperfectly differentiated cell types, invasion of nearby vital structures, and spread to distant sites (metastasis). Invasiveness and metastasis distinguish cancers from benign tumors such as fibroids and meningiomas. Yet, each type is distinct, possessed of defining morphologic, histologic, biochemical, and genomic features that have allowed oncologists to develop a nosology that guides diagnosis and therapy...
2017: Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association
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