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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694234/expanding-the-therapeutic-index-of-radiation-therapy-by-normal-tissue-protection
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Pierre Montay-Gruel, Lydia Meziani, Chakradhar Yakkala, Marie-Catherine Vozenin
Normal tissue damages induced by radiation therapy remain dose-limiting factors in Radiation Oncology and this is still true despite recent advances in treatment planning and delivery of image-guided radiation therapy. Additionally, as the number of long-term cancer survivors increases, unacceptable complications emerge and dramatically reduce the patients' quality of life. This means that patients and clinicians expect discovery of new options for the therapeutic management of radiation-induced complications...
April 25, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692980/leveraging-national-cancer-institute-programmatic-collaboration-for-uterine-cervix-cancer-patient-accrual-in-puerto-rico
#2
Charles A Kunos, Holly A Massett, Annette Galassi, Joan L Walker, Marge J Good, Luis Báez Díaz, Worta McCaskill-Stevens
Women in the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (PR) have a higher age-adjusted incidence rate for uterine cervix cancer than the U.S. mainland as well as substantial access and economic barriers to cancer care. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) funds a Minority/Underserved NCI Community Oncology Research Program in PR (PRNCORP) as part of a national network of community-based health-care systems to conduct multisite cancer clinical trials in diverse populations. Participation by the PRNCORP in NCI's uterine cervix cancer clinical trials, however, has remained limited...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691299/undifferentiated-sarcomas-in-children-harbor-clinically-relevant-oncogenic-fusions-and-gene-copy-number-alterations-a-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
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Theodore W Laetsch, Angshumoy Roy, Lin Xu, Jennifer O Black, Cheryl M Coffin, Yueh-Yun Chi, Jing Tian, Sheri L Spunt, Douglas S Hawkins, Julia A Bridge, D Williams Parsons, Stephen X Skapek
PURPOSE: A comprehensive analysis of the genomics of undifferentiated sarcomas (UDS) is lacking.  We analyzed copy number alterations and fusion status in patients with UDS prospectively treated on Children's Oncology Group protocol ARST0332. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Copy number alterations were assessed by Oncoscan FFPE Express on 32 UDS. Whole-exome and transcriptome libraries from 8 tumors with sufficient archived material were sequenced on HiSeq (2x100 bp). Targeted RNA-sequencing using Archer chemistry was performed on two additional cases...
April 24, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691094/first-experience-of-the-egyptian-national-cancer-institute-using-the-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-approach-in-radical-hysterectomies-for-cervical-cancer
#4
Ashraf Saad Zaghloul, Ahmed Mahmoud El-Minawi, Mohamed Atef ElKordy, Amr Kamal Younes, Ahmed Mostafa Mahmoud, Waleed Mohamed Fadlalla, Gamal Amira Mohamed
AIM OF WORK: Robotics in surgery led to an improvement of visualization, a better handling of tissues and better suturing. This study aimed to document the first experience of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute (NCI) using the robot-assisted laparoscopic approach in radical hysterectomies for cervical cancer and to highlight observed advantages, disadvantages, morbidity and oncological outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data of cases that had either early cervical cancer (stage IB-IIA1 with a tumor ≥2 cm) or locally advanced cervical cancer (Stage IIA2-IIB after chemo-radiotherapy) were collected prospectively...
April 21, 2018: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691075/estro-acrop-guideline-interstitial-multi-catheter-breast-brachytherapy-as-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-alone-or-as-boost-gec-estro-breast-cancer-working-group-practical-recommendations
#5
Vratislav Strnad, Tibor Major, Csaba Polgar, Michael Lotter, Jose-Luis Guinot, Cristina Gutierrez-Miguelez, Razvan Galalae, Erik Van Limbergen, Benjamin Guix, Peter Niehoff, Kristina Lössl, Jean-Michel Hannoun-Levi
PURPOSE: This consensus statement from the Breast Cancer Working Group of Groupe Européen de Curiethérapie of European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (GEC-ESTRO) aims at generating practical guidelines for multi-catheter image-guided brachytherapy in the conservative management of breast cancer patients used for either Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) or for a breast boost. METHODS: Recent advances in techniques of multi-catheter brachytherapy were summarized and all the relevant literature was reviewed by a panel of experts...
April 21, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688967/the-european-society-of-gynaecological-oncology-european-society-for-radiotherapy-and-oncology-european-society-of-pathology-guidelines-for-the-management-of-patients-with-cervical-cancer
#6
David Cibula, Richard Pötter, François Planchamp, Elisabeth Avall-Lundqvist, Daniela Fischerova, Christine Haie Meder, Christhardt Köhler, Fabio Landoni, Sigurd Lax, Jacob Christian Lindegaard, Umesh Mahantshetty, Patrice Mathevet, W Glenn McCluggage, Mary McCormack, Raj Naik, Remi Nout, Sandro Pignata, Jordi Ponce, Denis Querleu, Francesco Raspagliesi, Alexandros Rodolakis, Karl Tamussino, Pauline Wimberger, Maria Rosaria Raspollini
BACKGROUND: Despite significant advances in the screening, detection, and treatment of preinvasive cervical lesions, invasive cervical cancer is the fifth most common cancer in European women. There are large disparities in Europe and worldwide in the incidence, management, and mortality of cervical cancer. OBJECTIVE: The European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO), the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO), and the European Society of Pathology (ESP) jointly develop clinically relevant and evidence-based guidelines in order to improve the quality of care for women with cervical cancer across Europe and worldwide...
May 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683879/patterns-of-recurrence-long-term-survival-and-toxicity-analysis-of-endometrial-adenocarcinoma-patients-reclassified-under-the-recent-esmo-esgo-estro-stratification-seven-year-results-from-a-single-institution
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Uday P Kumar, Prahlad H Yathiraj, Krishna T Sharan, Asha Kamath, Anshul Singh, S Anusha Reddy, Priyanka Alurkar, Donald J Fernandes, Vidyasagar S Mamidipudi
AIM: The aim of this study was to report the patterns of recurrence, locoregional control, and survival of patients diagnosed with endometrial adenocarcinomas over a 7-year period after reclassifying them under the recent ESMO-ESGO-ESTRO (European Society of Medical Oncology/European Society of Gynaecological Oncology/European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology) consensus classification. METHODS: Archives of a single institution from 2008 to 2014 were studied and patients with stages I-II endometrial adenocarcinoma were reclassified as per the new classification for uniformity...
April 21, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682719/-evolution-and-prospect-of-colorectal-anastomosis
#8
Qi Liu, Xinxiang Li
Colorectal cancer is the third most common malignant tumor among men, and the second most common malignant tumor among women worldwide. As one of the most common malignant tumor, colorectal cancer has a great threat to the health of people. Although the development of radiotherapy and chemotherapy could improve the prognosis of colorectal cancer, surgery, the complete resection of the tumor, remains the only chance for the cure of this disease. Over the past hundred years, surgical oncology went in the direction of protecting organ function and improving quality of life...
2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682023/extraosseous-primary-intracranial-ewing-sarcoma-peripheral-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-series-of-seven-cases-and-review-of-literature
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Amit Kumar Singh, Arun Kumar Srivastava, Lily Pal, Jayesh Sardhara, Rajan Yadav, Shalini Singh, Kamlesh Singh Bhaisora, Kuntal Kanti Das, Anant Mehrotra, Rabi Narayan Sahu, Awadhesh Kumar Jaiswal, Sanjay Behari
Background: The Ewing sarcoma peripheral PNET (ES-pPNET) is very rare small round cell tumour that involves the CNS as either a primary dural neoplasm or by direct extension from contiguous bone or soft tissue. Materials and Methods: Biopsy proven cases of intracranial ES/pPNET with orbital involvement operated during Jan 2010-Jan 2014 were retrospectively included and their clinical data, operative and histological findings were reviewed from institutional oncology register...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681940/variation-of-energy-in-photobiomodulation-for-the-control-of-radiotherapy-induced-oral-mucositis-a-clinical-study-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
#10
Cizelene do Carmo Faleiros Veloso Guedes, Silas Antonio Juvencio de Freitas Filho, Paulo Rogério de Faria, Adriano Mota Loyola, Robinson Sabino-Silva, Sérgio Vitorino Cardoso
Oral mucositis (OM) is a frequent and severe adverse effect of therapy against head and neck cancer. Photobiomodulation with the low-power laser is known to be effective against OM, but the diversity of protocols and the possibility of stimulating residual tumor cells are still obstacles. The present study aimed to compare two doses of laser energy delivered to the oral mucosa of patients under oncologic treatment for head and neck cancer, looking for differences in the control of mucositis, as well as in the frequency of tumoral recurrences...
2018: International Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681500/moving-toward-uniform-and-evidence-based-practice-of-radiotherapy-for-management-of-cervical-cancer-in-ontario-canada
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Negin Shahid, Timothy Craig, Mary Westerland, Allison Ashworth, Michelle Ang, David D'Souza, Raxa Sankreacha, Anthony Fyles, Michael Milosevic, Iwa Kong
PURPOSE: To recognize the practice of radiotherapy for management of cervical cancer in Ontario, Canada, and to use the results of the survey to harmonize and standardize practice across the province. METHODS AND MATERIALS: An electronic survey (SurveyMonkey) was sent to all 14 provincial cancer centers by Cancer Care Ontario Gynecology Community of Practice (CoP) in 2013. The survey included 72 questions in four different categories: general/demographic, pretreatment assessment, external beam radiotherapy (EBRT), and brachytherapy (BT)...
April 19, 2018: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679489/data-driven-motion-correction-will-replace-motion-tracking-devices-in-molecular-imaging-guided-radiation-therapy-treatment-planning
#12
Adam Kesner, Tinsu Pan, Habib Zaidi
The last decade has seen abundant literature demonstrating the advantages of hybrid imaging modalities combining morphological and molecular imaging in clinical oncology. Commercial systems merging SPECT and CT, PET and CT or PET and MRI are now widely used in the clinic and have had significant impact on patient management. Ultimately, molecular imaging-guided radiotherapy holds the promise of improved definition of tumor target volumes. However, respiratory motion management remains one of the main challenges of this technique...
April 21, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678596/evaluation-of-acute-skin-toxicity-of-breast-radiotherapy-using-thermography-results-of-a-prospective-single-centre-trial
#13
O Maillot, N Leduc, V Atallah, P Escarmant, A Petit, S Belhomme, P Sargos, V Vinh-Hung
PURPOSE: Radiotherapy is a common adjuvant treatment of breast cancer. Acute radiation-induced dermatitis is a frequent side effect. We hypothesized whether it is possible to capture the increase of local temperature as a surrogate of the inflammatory state induced by radiotherapy. We designed a prospective, observational, single-centre study to acquire data on temperature rise in the treated breast during the course of radiotherapy, establish a possible association with the occurrence of dermatitis and investigate the predictive value of temperature increase in future occurrences of radiation-induced dermatitis...
April 17, 2018: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676695/huge-heterogeneity-in-survival-in-a-subset-of-adult-patients-with-resected-wild-type-isocitrate-dehydrogenase-status-who-grade-ii-astrocytomas
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Gaëtan Poulen, Catherine Gozé, Valérie Rigau, Hugues Duffau
OBJECTIVE World Health Organization grade II gliomas are infiltrating tumors that inexorably progress to a higher grade of malignancy. However, the time to malignant transformation is quite unpredictable at the individual patient level. A wild-type isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH-wt) molecular profile has been reported as a poor prognostic factor, with more rapid progression and a shorter survival compared with IDH-mutant tumors. Here, the oncological outcomes of a series of adult patients with IDH-wt, diffuse, WHO grade II astrocytomas (AII) who underwent resection without early adjuvant therapy were investigated...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674005/breast-cancer-cutaneous-metastases-mimicking-papilloma-cutis-lymphostatica-biopsy-to-avoid-pitfalls
#15
Giuseppe Giudice, Michelangelo Vestita, Fabio Robusto, Paolo Annoscia, Francesco Ciancio, Eleonora Nacchiero
INTRODUCTION: Secondary lymphedema is the most frequent long-term complication of axillary lymphadenectomy. It can result in complication as erysipelas, warts, Papilloma Cutis Lymphostatica (PCL), or angiosarcomas. Moreover, in women affected by breast cancer an accurate differential diagnosis among these conditions or complication related to radiation dermatitis or cutaneous metastasis is essential. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of a 60-year-old postmenopausal Caucasian woman affected by secondary lymphedema following complete mastectomy for breast cancer...
April 10, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672360/cutaneous-metastasis-of-adenocarcinoma-of-the-ampulla-of-vater
#16
Angel Fernandez-Flores, David S Cassarino
Cutaneous metastases from an adenocarcinoma of the Ampulla of Vater are very rare, with only a few cases previously reported. We present here an additional case in a 57-year-old woman who complained of a painful growth on her frontal scalp that she had noticed 4 months earlier. Her medical history included an ampullary adenocarcinoma, which was diagnosed 4 years ago, excised through a Whipple procedure, and treated using chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The scalp biopsy showed a dermal and epidermotropic well-differentiated glandular neoplasm with abundant neutrophils within the luminae of the tumoral glands...
April 17, 2018: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671223/laparoscopic-paraaortic-surgical-staging-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-a-single-center-experience
#17
D Vázquez-Vicente, B Fernández Del Bas, J García Villayzán, H A Di Fiore, J Luna Tirado, V Casado Echarren, J García-Foncillas, J Plaza Arranz, L Chiva
BACKGROUND: One aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic paraaortic lymphadenectomy for paraaortic lymph node staging in locally advanced cervical carcinoma. The second aim was to identify prognostic factors in the evolution of this disease and to evaluate how the results of the surgery modify the oncological treatment of patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 59 patients diagnosed with locally advanced cervical cancer International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IB2-IVA who underwent laparoscopic paraaortic lymphadenectomy at our hospital between 2009 and 2015...
April 18, 2018: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669701/crizotinib-in-patients-with-advanced-inoperable-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumours-with-and-without-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-gene-alterations-european-organisation-for-research-and-treatment-of-cancer-90101-create-a-multicentre-single-drug-prospective-non
#18
Patrick Schöffski, Jozef Sufliarsky, Hans Gelderblom, Jean-Yves Blay, Sandra J Strauss, Silvia Stacchiotti, Piotr Rutkowski, Lars H Lindner, Michael G Leahy, Antoine Italiano, Nicolas Isambert, Maria Debiec-Rychter, Raf Sciot, Thomas Van Cann, Sandrine Marréaud, Axelle Nzokirantevye, Sandra Collette, Agnieszka Wozniak
BACKGROUND: An inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour (IMFT) is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm characterised by anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene rearrangements. We assessed the activity and safety of crizotinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, targeting ALK in patients with advanced IMFT either with or without ALK alterations. METHODS: We did a multicentre, biomarker-driven, single-drug, non-randomised, open-label, two-stage phase 2 trial (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer 90101 CREATE) at 13 study sites (five university hospitals and eight specialty clinics) in eight European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, and the UK)...
April 12, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668359/laparoscopic-total-mesorectal-excision-following-transanal-endoscopic-microsurgery-for-rectal-cancer
#19
Nidal Issa, Yaniv Fenig, Rachel Gingold-Belfer, Muhammad Khatib, Wisam Khoury, Lea Wolfson, Hemda Schmilovitz-Weiss
BACKGROUND: Patients' selection for transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) depends on diagnostic modalities; however, there are still some limitations in the preoperative diagnosis of rectal lesions, and in some reports, up to third of the adenomas resected by TEM were found to be adenocarcinoma; therefore, salvage radical resection (RR) remains necessary for achieving oncological resection. Salvage RR may encounter some technical problems as the violation of the mesorectum and the scar formation...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664826/repeated-use-of-gluteal-fold-flaps-for-post-oncologic-vulvoperineal-reconstruction
#20
J Joris Hage, Maurits Lange, Henry J Zijlmans, Marc van Beurden
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Because of the associated high recurrence rate, future reconstructive options should be reckoned with during surgical treatment of primary or recurrent (pre)malignant vulvoperineal lesions. One of the claimed advantages of the gluteal fold flap is the possibility of repeated use of the flap in case of recurrence. We present our experience with such reuse of gluteal fold flaps to illustrate this possibility. METHODS: A mean of 27 months after initial use, 10 subcutaneously pedicled or perforator-based V-Y advancement or propeller-rotation flaps were elevated from previously used gluteal fold flaps in 9 women presenting with recurrent vulvoperineal (pre)malignancy...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
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