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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547805/quality-and-impact-of-eviq-cancer-treatments-online-www-eviq-org-au-the-medical-oncologist-s-perspective
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Lydia P Y Loke, Tina Y T Chen, Craig R Lewis, Robyn L Ward, Shelley A Rushton, Jeremy D Shapiro
INTRODUCTION: eviQ Cancer Treatments Online is a free, web-based resource providing access to over 600 evidence-based treatment protocols in medical oncology, radiation oncology, hematology and cancer genetics. With over 60 000 registrants from 148 countries, eviQ is widely used by cancer clinicians globally. The aim of this study was to examine the perceived quality of eviQ by Australian medical oncologists, the impact it had on their knowledge and practice, and the effect it had on their patients...
May 25, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547673/valvular-heart-disease-in-cancer-patients-etiology-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Merrill H Stewart, Eiman Jahangir, Nichole M Polin
Cardiac valvular disease as consequence of radiation and chemotherapy during treatment for malignancy is growing in its awareness. While the overwhelming emphasis in this population has been on the monitoring and preservation of left ventricular systolic function, we are now developing a greater appreciation for the plethora of cardiac sequelae beyond this basic model. To this end many institutions across the country have developed cardio-oncology programs, which are collaborative practices between oncologists and cardiologists in order to minimize a patient's cardiovascular risk while allowing them to receive the necessary treatment for their cancer...
July 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546712/screening-and-detection-of-prostate-cancer-review-of-literature-and-current-perspective
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REVIEW
Ananthakrishnan Sivaraman, Kulthe Ramesh Seetharam Bhat
Screening of prostatic cancer is a matter of debate among uro-oncologist. With many new screening modalities like prostatic health index (PHI), 4K testing the role of screening has increased as one is able to stratify patients with serum prostate specific antigen level in a grey zone of 4-10 ng/ml and normal digital rectal examination into various risk groups, thus avoiding unnecessary biopsy which was the pitfalls of routine screening practice. PHI is better at predicting malignancy while 4K is better at predicting high-grade disease...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546463/a-phase-ii-study-of-everolimus-plus-oral-prednisone-in-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-cancer
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Cristian Lolli, Valentina Gallà, Giuseppe Schepisi, Domenico Barone, Salvatore Luca Burgio, Antonio Maugeri, Bernadette Vertogen, Dino Amadori, Ugo De Giorgi
LESSONS LEARNED: The combination of everolimus and low-dose prednisone administered daily was hypothesized to prevent noninfectious pneumonitis (NIP) and mucositis, two common adverse events related to everolimus. Although mucositis was detected in only one case, all-grade NIP occurred in four of eight cases (50%), and this was considered enough to stop accrual of the study.These data suggest the need for careful monitoring of patients receiving everolimus who are treated with corticosteroids...
May 25, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546462/alternative-donor-graft-sources-for-adults-with-hematologic-malignancies-a-donor-for-all-patients-in-2017
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REVIEW
Tamila L Kindwall-Keller, Karen K Ballen
Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) is potentially curative for a wide variety of malignant diseases, including acute and leukemias, lymphoma, and myelodysplasia. Choice of a stem cell donor is dependent on donor availability, donor compatibility and health, recipient disease type, and recipient condition. Current sources of stem cell donation for HSCT are matched sibling donors (MSDs), matched unrelated donors (MUDs), 1-antigen mismatched unrelated donors (MMUDs), haploidentical donors (haplo), and umbilical cord blood (UCB) units...
May 25, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545610/a-case-based-reasoning-system-based-on-weighted-heterogeneous-value-distance-metric-for-breast-cancer-diagnosis
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Dongxiao Gu, Changyong Liang, Huimin Zhao
OBJECTIVE: We present the implementation and application of a case-based reasoning (CBR) system for breast cancer related diagnoses. By retrieving similar cases in a breast cancer decision support system, oncologists can obtain powerful information or knowledge, complementing their own experiential knowledge, in their medical decision making. METHODS: We observed two problems in applying standard CBR to this context: the abundance of different types of attributes and the difficulty in eliciting appropriate attribute weights from human experts...
March 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544908/childhood-tumours-with-a-high-probability-of-being-part-of-a-tumour-predisposition-syndrome-reason-for-referral-for-genetic-consultation
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REVIEW
Floor A M Postema, Saskia M J Hopman, Cora M Aalfs, Lieke P V Berger, Fonnet E Bleeker, Charlotte J Dommering, Marjolijn C J Jongmans, Tom G W Letteboer, Maran J W Olderode-Berends, Anja Wagner, Raoul C Hennekam, Johannes H M Merks
INTRODUCTION: Recognising a tumour predisposition syndrome (TPS) in childhood cancer patients is of major clinical relevance. The presence of a TPS may be suggested by the type of tumour in the child. We present an overview of 23 childhood tumours that in themselves should be a reason to refer a child for genetic consultation. METHODS: We performed a PubMed search to review the incidence of TPSs in children for 85 tumour types listed in the International Classification of Childhood Cancer third edition (ICCC-3)...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544310/implementing-the-psychosocial-standards-in-pediatric-cancer-current-staffing-and-services-available
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Michele A Scialla, Kimberly S Canter, Fang Fang Chen, E Anders Kolb, Eric Sandler, Lori Wiener, Anne E Kazak
BACKGROUND: Fifteen evidence-based Standards for Psychosocial Care for Children with Cancer and Their Families (Standards) were published in 2015. The Standards cover a broad range of topics and circumstances and require qualified multidisciplinary staff to be implemented. This paper presents data on the availability of psychosocial staff and existing practices at pediatric oncology programs in the United States, providing data that can be used to advocate for expanded services and prepare for implementation of the Standards...
May 19, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543173/a-clinical-review-of-communication-training-for-haematologists-and-haemato-oncologists-a-case-of-art-versus-science
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REVIEW
Deborah Christie, Sarah Glew
The art of communication at times seems at odds with the science of medicine. Poor communication is associated with risks for patient and physician. Communication skills are highly relevant for haematologists and are associated with increased physician and patient satisfaction, positive psychosocial outcomes and possible health outcomes. Medical communication training has recently become widespread but is largely restricted to junior medical professionals. In haematology, the proliferation of high quality communication skills is low and there are few interventions catering for the required skillset...
May 22, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542833/why-are-patients-with-blood-cancers-more-likely-to-die-without-hospice
#10
Oreofe O Odejide, Angel M Cronin, Craig C Earle, James A Tulsky, Gregory A Abel
BACKGROUND: Although patients with blood cancers have significantly lower rates of hospice use than those with solid malignancies, data explaining this gap in end-of-life care are sparse. METHODS: In 2015, we conducted a mailed survey of a randomly selected sample of hematologic oncologists in the United States to characterize their perspectives regarding the utility and adequacy of hospice for blood cancer patients, as well as factors that might impact referral patterns...
May 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541788/addressing-hereditary-cancer-risk-at-the-end-of-life
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Eric J Roeland, Alexandra D Dullea, Chelsea H Hagmann, Lisa Madlensky
Oncology guidelines clearly outline evidence-based recommendations for patients with newly diagnosed cancer to help oncologists determine which patients are appropriate for a genetic assessment. Ideally, patients with newly diagnosed cancer, who have personal or family histories suggestive of hereditary cancer predisposition, are referred for genetics work up in the nonurgent setting. However, in some cases, a genetics work up is delayed until the end of life. This is a time of heightened stress and additional obstacles, including discordance between family members regarding the obtainment of genetic information, paying for testing, selecting a surrogate to receive and disperse information in the case of a patient's death, and the use of DNA banking for future evaluation...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541785/long-term-follow-up-consultation-after-childhood-cancer-in-the-rh%C3%A3-ne-alpes-region-of-france-feedback-from-adult-survivors-and-their-general-practitioners
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Claire Berger, Léonie Casagranda, Cécile Faure-Conter, Claire Freycon, Florentina Isfan, Aurélie Robles, Béatrice Trombert-Paviot, Isabelle Guichard, Isabelle Durieu, Pascal Cathebras
PURPOSE: We evaluated the satisfaction of adult survivors of childhood cancers and their general practitioners (GP) after a long-term consultation. METHODS: The first Long-term Follow-up Study in Oncology (SALTO1) is a prospective cohort study of survivors of childhood cancers (except leukemia) diagnosed between 1987 and 1992 in the Rhône-Alpes and Auvergne regions of France. Of the 481 patients eligible for the study, 150 participated in a long-term consultation with a pediatric oncologist and an internist, after which survivors and their GPs received long-term plans and recommendations based on consultation findings...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540478/immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-induced-colitis-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Caroline Prieux-Klotz, Marie Dior, Diane Damotte, Johann Dreanic, Bertrand Brieau, Catherine Brezault, Vered Abitbol, Stanislas Chaussade, Romain Coriat
Immune checkpoint inhibitors are monoclonal antibodies indicated for an increasing number of malignant diseases. These agents can cause specific side effects, which need to be anticipated while clear patterns of management need to be established. Immune checkpoint inhibitor-mediated gastrointestinal side effects, including diarrhea and colitis, occur in up to 30% of patients. Severe colitis can lead to severe dehydration or intestinal perforation. Endoscopic lesions and histopathological features of immune checkpoint inhibitor-induced colitis are similar to an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) flare...
May 24, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537990/impact-of-the-primary-information-source-used-for-decision-making-on-treatment-perceptions-and-regret-in-prostate-cancer
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Narek Shaverdian, Amar U Kishan, Darlene Veruttipong, D Jeffrey Demanes, Patrick Kupelian, Susan McCloskey, Michael L Steinberg, Christopher R King
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of the primary source of information used by prostate cancer patients to select a radiation treatment on their overall treatment experience and on treatment regret. METHODS: Patients with low to favorable intermediate-risk prostate cancer treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, or high-dose rate brachytherapy were surveyed. The questionnaire explored the decision-making experience, treatment experience, and treatment regret...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537962/effects-of-affordable-care-act-marketplaces-and-medicaid-eligibility-expansion-on-access-to-cancer-care
#15
John A Graves, Katherine Swartz
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to inform oncologists about how repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may affect their ability to provide cancer therapies for people with cancer enrolled in ACA health plans and why proposals to change Medicaid funding may make it even more difficult for Medicaid beneficiaries to access cancer treatments. METHODS: We examined the regulations and provisions of the ACA related to how health insurance impacts access to diagnostic testing and treatments for people with cancer, including access to clinical trials...
May 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537815/anticancer-treatments-and-female-fertility-clinical-concerns-and-role-of-oncologists-in-oncofertility-practice
#16
Mahmoud Salama, Teresa K Woodruff
Anticancer treatments such as aggressive chemotherapy and radiotherapy have deleterious gonadotoxic side effects and are considered the most common causes of pathological and iatrogenic fertility loss in women. Areas Covered: In order to preserve fertility of young women and girls with cancer, several established, experimental, and debatable options can be offered in the emerging field of oncofertility. This article reviews the effects of anticancer treatments on female fertility and discusses the current challenges and future directions of fertility preservation options that can be offered to the female patients with cancer...
May 24, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536950/women-with-breast-cancer-report-substantially-more-disease-and-treatment-related-side-or-late-effects-than-registered-by-clinical-oncologists-a-cross-sectional-study-of-a-standard-follow-up-program-in-an-oncological-department
#17
Mai-Britt Bjørklund Ellegaard, Cai Grau, Robert Zachariae, Anders Bonde Jensen
BACKGROUND: Follow-up after breast cancer treatment is standard due to the risk of development of new primary cancers and recurrent disease. The aim of the present study was to evaluate a standard follow-up program in an oncological department by assessing: (1) Symptoms or signs of new primary cancer or recurrent disease, (2) Disease- and treatment-related physical and psychosocial side or late effects, and (3) relevant actions by oncology staff. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 194 women who came for follow-up visit after treatment for primary surgery were included...
May 23, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536856/pathologically-benign-lymph-nodes-can-mimic-malignancy-on-imaging-in-patients-with-angiomatoid-fibrous-histiocytoma
#18
Gary A Ulaner, John H Healey, Edward A Athanasian
BACKGROUND: Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma (AFH) is a rare soft tissue neoplasm, and its rarity makes studying it difficult. We found that several of our patients with AFH presented with radiologically suspicious local lymph nodes that were sampled because of their imaging characteristics, but the nodes proved to be benign on pathologic evaluation. Although the frequency of this finding is unknown, it seems important for orthopaedic oncologists who care for patients with AFH to know whether suspicious-appearing associated nodes in these patients warrant aggressive management...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536686/mandible-metastasis-of-small-cell-lung-cancer-mimicking-a-residual-cyst
#19
Renata Mendonça Moraes, Fabio Abreu Alves, Bruna Fernandes do Carmo Carvalho, Felipe D'Almeida Costa, Rodrigo Nascimento Lopes, Graziella Chagas Jaguar
Small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) is an uncommon tumor characterized by an aggressive behavior with early metastasis, usually to the contralateral lung, liver, brain, and bones. There are only five cases of this particular tumor metastasizing to the oral cavity described in the English literature. We present the case of metastatic SCLC in the mandible with radiographic findings resembling a residual cyst. A 66-year-old man with previous diagnosis and treatment for a SCLC was referred to the Stomatology Department with a history of persistent pain in the mandible 1 year after the inferior right pre-molar tooth extraction...
January 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536303/implementing-a-fee-for-service-cervical-cancer-screening-and-treatment-program-in-cameroon-challenges-and-opportunities
#20
Geneva DeGregorio, Simon Manga, Edith Kiyang, Florence Manjuh, Leslie Bradford, Preetam Cholli, Richard Wamai, Rebecca Ogembo, Zacharie Sando, Yuxin Liu, Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, Kathleen Nulah, Thomas Welty, Edith Welty, Javier Gordon Ogembo
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer screening is one of the most effective cancer prevention strategies, but most women in Africa have never been screened. In 2007, the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services, a large faith-based health care system in Cameroon, initiated the Women's Health Program (WHP) to address this disparity. The WHP provides fee-for-service cervical cancer screening using visual inspection with acetic acid enhanced by digital cervicography (VIA-DC), prioritizing care for women living with HIV/AIDS...
May 23, 2017: Oncologist
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