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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244993/cervical-cancer-in-the-greater-accra-and-ashanti-regions-of-ghana
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Yvonne Nartey, Philip C Hill, Kwabena Amo-Antwi, Kofi M Nyarko, Joel Yarney, Brian Cox
Purpose Cervical cancer is a common cancer among women worldwide. An estimated 528,000 new cases and 266,000 deaths occurred in 2012. More than 85% of invasive cervical cancer cases occur in low- and middle-income countries. Cervical cancer ranks as the most common cancer among women in Ghana. We conducted a retrospective study to assess the descriptive epidemiology of cervical cancer in Ghana. We describe cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates for the regions served by two large hospitals in Ghana. Patients and Methods Information for women diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer between 2010 and 2013 was collected from the Komfo Anokye and Korle Bu Teaching Hospitals through review of medical, computer, and pathology records at the oncology units and the obstetrics and gynecology departments...
December 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244989/global-use-of-traditional-and-complementary-medicine-in-childhood-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Caroline Diorio, Catherine G Lam, Elena J Ladas, Festus Njuguna, Glenn M Afungchwi, Katherine Taromina, Stacey Marjerrison
Purpose Traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) strategies are commonly used in pediatric oncology. Patterns may vary based on country income. We systematically reviewed published studies describing T&CM use among pediatric oncology patients in low-income countries (LIC/LMIC), middle-income countries (UMIC), and high-income countries (HIC). Objectives included describing estimated prevalence of use, reasons for use, perceived effectiveness, modalities used, rates of disclosure, and reporting of delayed or abandoned treatment...
December 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244988/chemotherapy-use-at-the-end-of-life-in-uganda
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Daniel Low, Emily C Merkel, Manoj Menon, Gary H Lyman, Henry Ddungu, Elizabeth Namukwaya, Mhoira Leng, Corey Casper
Purpose Avoiding chemotherapy during the last 30 days of life has become a goal of cancer care in the United States and Europe, yet end-of-life chemotherapy administration remains a common practice worldwide. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of and factors predicting end-of-life chemotherapy administration in Uganda. Methods Retrospective chart review and surveys and interviews of providers were performed at the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI), the only comprehensive cancer center in the area, which serves a catchment area of greater than 100 million people...
December 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243843/signaling-cascades-in-thyroid-cancer-increasing-the-armory-of-archers-to-hit-bullseye
#4
Faiza Abdul Rashid, Qaisar Mansoor, Hafsa Aziz, Sobia Tabassum, Waleed O Arfat, George E Naoum, Muhammad Ismail, Ammad Ahmad Farooqi
Thyroid cancer is a multifaceted and therapeutically challenging disease and rapidly accumulating experimentally verified findings have considerably improve our understanding of the molecular mechanisms which underlie its development. Substantial fraction of information has been added into existing landscape of molecular oncology and we have started to develop a sharper understanding of the underlying mechanisms of thyroid cancer. Wealth of information demystified different intracellular signaling cascades which are frequently deregulated in thyroid cancer...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243454/the-use-of-laparoscopy-for-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Niccolò Petrucciani, Aleix Martínez-Pérez, Giorgio Bianchi, Riccardo Memeo, Francesco Brunetti, Nicola De' Angelis
INTRODUCTION: In the last decades, the use of minimally invasive surgery has dramatically increased for the treatment of rectal cancer. However, no clear evidence exists on the role of laparoscopy for locally advanced rectal cancer, especially for cT4 tumors, after neoadjuvant therapy. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A literature search was performed on Embase, Medline, and Cochrane databases to identify relevant studies published up to November 2017 analyzing the outcomes of laparoscopic surgery for locally advanced rectal cancer...
December 14, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242595/germline-brca-mutation-in-male-carriers-ripe-for-precision-oncology
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REVIEW
Ricardo Romão Nazário Leão, Aryeh Joshua Price, Robert James Hamilton
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PC) is one of the known heritable cancers with individual variations attributed to genetic factors. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are tumour suppressor genes with crucial roles in repairing DNA and thereby maintaining genomic integrity. Germline BRCA mutations predispose to multiple familial tumour types including PC. METHODS: We performed a Pubmed database search along with review of reference lists from prominent articles to capture papers exploring the association between BRCA mtuations and prostate cancer risk and prognosis...
December 14, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242280/results-of-fertility-sparing-surgery-for-expansile-and-infiltrative-mucinous-ovarian-cancers
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Sebastien Gouy, Marine Saidani, Amandine Maulard, Slim Bach-Hamba, Enrica Bentivegna, Alexandra Leary, Patricia Pautier, Mojgan Devouassoux-Shisheboran, Catherine Genestie, Philippe Morice
BACKGROUND: No series had been reported focusing on the results of fertility-sparing surgery in stage I mucinous ovarian cancers according to histotype (infiltrative vs. expansile). Investigating such outcomes was the aim of the present study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was a retrospective analysis of patients treated conservatively with preservation of the uterus and contralateral ovary from 1976 to 2016. The pathology of the tumors was reviewed by two expert pathologists according to the 2014 World Health Organization (WHO) classification criteria...
December 14, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242023/open-access-journal-policies-a-systematic-analysis-of-radiology-journals
#8
Anand Narayan, Katie Lobner, Jan Fritz
OBJECTIVE: The open access movement has pushed for greater access to scientific knowledge by expanding access to scientific journal articles. There is limited information about the extent to which open access policies have been adopted by radiology journals. We performed a systematic analysis to ascertain the proportion of radiology journals with open access options. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A search was performed with the assistance of a clinical informationist. Full and mixed English-language diagnostic and interventional radiology Web of Science journals (impact factors > 1...
December 11, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241970/identification-of-a-folate-receptor-targeted-near-infrared-molecular-contrast-agent-to-localize-pulmonary-adenocarcinomas
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Jarrod D Predina, Andrew D Newton, Courtney Connolly, Ashley Dunbar, Michael Baldassari, Charuhas Deshpande, Edward Cantu, Jason Stadanlick, Sumith A Kularatne, Philip S Low, Sunil Singhal
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the number one cancer killer in the United States. Despite attempted curative surgical resection, nearly 40% of patients succumb to recurrent disease. High recurrence rates may be partially explained by data suggesting that 20% of NSCLC patients harbor synchronous disease that is missed during resection. In this report, we describe the use of a novel folate receptor-targeted near-infrared contrast agent (OTL38) to improve the intraoperative localization of NSCLC during pulmonary resection...
October 26, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241310/indocyanine-green-fluorescence-guided-sentinel-lymph-node-identification-in-urologic-cancers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
Fouad Aoun, Simone Albisinni, Marc Zanaty, Toufic Hassan, Gunter Janetschek, Roland van Velthoven
INTRODUCTION: To date, bilateral pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) represents the most accurate and reliable staging procedure for the detection of lymph node invasion in prostate cancer and bladder cancer. However, the procedure is not devoid of complications. In this field, Indocyanine green fluorescence-guided sentinel lymph node (SLN) identification is an emerging and promising technique, as accurate staging of urologic cancer could be enhanced by a thorough evaluation of the sentinel lymph nodes...
December 14, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239191/-advances-in-immunotherapy-of-malignant-melanoma
#11
I Krajsová
Development of immunotherapy has dramatically changed poor prognosis of metastatic malignant melanoma (MM). Inhibition of immune checkpoints represents a new effective treatment. Monoclonal antibodies against CTLA-4 ipilimumab and against PD-1 (programme death 1) nivolumab and pembrolizumab prolong progression free survival and overall survival (OS) in patients with advanced metastatic MM. Both achieved significant improvement in relapse-free survival and OS also in adjuvant setting. It looks like the efficacy of the combined immunotherapy of ipilimumab with anti-PD-1 antibodies is superior to the monotherapy, but combined therapy is accompanied by higher toxicity...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239189/-immunotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-lung-cancer
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O Fiala, O Šorejs, M Pešek, J Fínek
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer occupies the leading position of cancer incidence and mortality worldwide, including in the Czech Republic. Despite significant advances in systemic oncology treatments, lung cancer still has the worst prognosis, which is driving the need for innovative therapies and methods to treat this disease. Immunotherapy is a developing area of systemic oncology treatment, which has recently begun to be significantly applied to patients with lung carcinoma. The most useful type of immunotherapy currently employs checkpoint inhibitors, including CTLA-4 inhibitors (ipilimumab and tremelimumab) and PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors (nivolumab, pembrolizumab, durvalumab, and avelumab)...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238849/video-assisted-thyroidectomy-for-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-oncologic-outcome-in-patients-with-follow-up%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-10-years
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Rocco Bellantone, Marco Raffaelli, Carmela De Crea, Luca Sessa, Emanuela Traini, Pietro Princi, Celestino Pio Lombardi
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thyroidectomy (VAT) arisen as a valid treatment for selected patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), but no data concerning long-term oncologic outcome are available. The primary aim of the study was to evaluate the oncologic outcome of patients who underwent VAT for PTC with a follow-up ≥ 10 years. METHODS: The medical charts of all the patients who successfully underwent VAT for PTC were reviewed. The patients with a minimum follow-up period of 120-months were included...
December 13, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238763/modalities-to-enumerate-circulating-tumor-cells-in-the-bloodstream-for-cancer-prognosis-and-to-monitor-the-response-to-the-therapy
#14
G Romano
Certain malignant cells may detach from the primary tumor and enter the vascular system, forming so-called circulating tumor cells (CTCs). Clusters of malignant cells associated with other cell types can also be observed in the peripheral blood of oncological patients. Such cell clusters are termed circulating tumor microemboli (CTM). The isolation and quantification of CTCs and/or CTM from blood samples allow for an accurate prognosis of the clinical course of the disease and to monitor the response to therapy...
September 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238695/high-frequency-jet-ventilation-during-transoral-laser-microsurgery-for-tis-t2-laryngeal-cancer
#15
Francesco Mora, Francesco Missale, Fabiola Incandela, Marta Filauro, Giampiero Parrinello, Alberto Paderno, Palmiro Della Casa, Cesare Piazza, Giorgio Peretti
Background: Transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) for early to intermediate laryngeal squamous cell cancer (SCC) can be technically challenging when adequate exposure of the posterior laryngeal compartment is required due to the presence of the orotracheal tube. The goal of our study was to analyze the efficacy of high frequency jet ventilation (HFJV) in achieving appropriate laryngeal exposure and safe oncologic resection of lesions located in such a position. Methods: We reviewed the clinical records of 62 patients affected by Tis-T2 SCC of the posterior laryngeal compartment treated by TLM between 02/2012 and 12/2016...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238109/present-and-future-roles-of-fdg-pet-ct-imaging-in-the-management-of-gastrointestinal-cancer-an-update
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REVIEW
Kazuhiro Kitajima, Masatoyo Nakajo, Hayato Kaida, Ryogo Minamimoto, Kenji Hirata, Masakatsu Tsurusaki, Hiroshi Doi, Yoshiko Ueno, Keitaro Sofue, Yukihisa Tamaki, Koichiro Yamakado
Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) integrated with 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) is a useful tool for acquisition of both glucose metabolism and anatomic imaging data, as only a single device and one diagnostic session is required, thus opening a new field in clinical oncologic imaging. FDG-PET/CT has been successfully used for initial staging, restaging, assessment of early treatment response, evaluation of metastatic disease response, and prognostication of intestinal cancer as well as various malignant tumors...
November 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237959/cardiotoxicity-associated-with-bortezomib-a-single-center-experience
#17
Murali Krishna Gurram, Swaroopa Pulivarthi, Kirsten Ehresmann, Josy Mathew
BACKGROUND: Studies evaluating the prevalence of cardiotoxicity associated with bortezomib are limited. We proposed this study to evaluate the prevalence of cardiotoxicity associated with bortezomib and its relation to multiple myeloma and other malignancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective, chart review study. Subjects who received bortezomib at the HealthEast care system for various oncologic conditions were evaluated after obtaining IRB approval...
October 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237718/use-of-pro-measures-to-inform-tolerability-in-oncology-trials-implications-for-clinical-review-ind-safety-reporting-and-clinical-site-inspections
#18
Janice Kim, Harpreet Singh, Kassa Ayalew, Kristina Borror, Michelle Campbell, Laura Lee Johnson, Alyson Karesh, Ni A Khin, Joanne R Less, Jerry Menikoff, Lori Minasian, Sandra A Mitchell, Elektra J Papadopoulos, Richard L Piekarz, Kevin A Prohaska, Susan Thompson, Rajeshwari Sridhara, Richard Pazdur, Paul G Kluetz
Cancer therapeutics frequently lead to symptomatic adverse events (AEs) that can affect treatment tolerability. The National Cancer Institute has developed a patient-reported outcome (PRO) version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE) to assess symptomatic AEs by direct patient self-report. While longitudinal assessment of patient-reported symptomatic AEs holds promise to better inform treatment tolerability, using PRO measures to assess symptomatic AEs has raised several regulatory and good clinical practice (GCP) issues among those who conduct cancer clinical trials...
December 13, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237189/-management-of-penile-cancer-patients-new-aspects-of-a-rare-tumour-entity
#19
M Roiner, O Maurer, S Lebentrau, C Gilfrich, C Schäfer, C Haberl, S D Brookman-May, M Burger, M May, O W Hakenberg
Over the past few decades, some principles in the treatment of penile cancer have changed fundamentally. While 15 years ago a negative surgical margin of at least 2 cm was considered mandatory, organ-sparing surgery permitting minimal negative surgical margins has a high priority nowadays. The current treatment principle requires as much organ preservation as possible and as much radicality as necessary. The implementation of organ-sparing and reconstructive surgical techniques has improved the quality of life of surviving patients...
December 13, 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236913/impact-of-the-delay-to-start-treatment-in-patients-with-lung-cancer-treated-in-a-densely-populated-area-of-brazil
#20
Fernando Conrado Abrao, Igor Renato Louro Bruno de Abreu, Roberto Odebrecht Rocha, Felipe Dourado Munhoz, João Henrique Godoy Rodrigues, Riad Naim Younes
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the access of patients with lung cancer in a densely populated area of São Paulo to the Brazilian Public Health System, focusing on the time spent from symptom onset or initial diagnosis until the beginning of treatment. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 509 patients with malignant lung neoplasms who were admitted to a single reference oncology center of the public health system between July 2008 and December 2014...
November 2017: Clinics
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