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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679815/dual-docking-robotic-surgical-staging-for-high-risk-endometrial-cancer
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Cécile Loaec, Anne-Sophie Bats, Charlotte Ngo, Caroline Cornou, Léa Rossi, Chérazade Bensaid, Claude Nos, Fabrice Lecuru
OBJECTIVE: The standard of care for patients with high intermediate and high risk endometrial cancer is surgical staging including total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy. Over the past decade, laparoscopic or robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery has showed many benefits in the management of endometrial cancer. Few studies have specifically assessed the use of minimally invasive surgery for staging of high risk endometrial cancer...
April 16, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679605/circulating-cell-free-dna-in-patients-with-alveolar-echinococcosis
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Alice Baraquin, Eric Hervouet, Carine Richou, Pierre Flori, Paul Peixoto, Amel Azizi, Eric Delabrousse, Oleg Blagosklonov, Gerald Umhang, Solange Bresson-Hadni, Benoit Valot, Frédéric Grenouillet
Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is a parasitic disease, due to Echinococcus multilocularis. Often compared to liver cancer, it develops by infiltration from its primary site to the surrounding tissue, and can then metastasize to other organs. Detection of circulating cell-free DNA (ccfDNA) is a useful analytical tool in oncology, for diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy monitoring. This study sought to investigate the presence of ccfDNA in patients with AE, and its potential usefulness for the evaluation of treatment efficiency...
April 18, 2018: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679214/improvement-of-radiology-reporting-in-a-clinical-cancer-network-impact-of-an-optimised-multidisciplinary-workflow
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A W Olthof, J Borstlap, W W Roeloffzen, P M C Callenbach, P M A van Ooijen
PURPOSE: To assess the effectiveness of implementing a quality improvement project in a clinical cancer network directed at the response assessment of oncology patients according to RECIST-criteria. METHODS: Requests and reports of computed tomography (CT) studies from before (n = 103) and after (n = 112) implementation of interventions were compared. The interventions consisted of: a multidisciplinary working agreement with a clearly described workflow; subspecialisation of radiologists; adaptation of the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS); structured reporting...
April 20, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679095/implication-of-the-vrk1-chromatin-kinase-in-the-signaling-responses-to-dna-damage-a-therapeutic-target
#4
REVIEW
Ignacio Campillo-Marcos, Pedro A Lazo
DNA damage causes a local distortion of chromatin that triggers the sequential processes that participate in specific DNA repair mechanisms. This initiation of the repair response requires the involvement of a protein whose activity can be regulated by histones. Kinases are candidates to regulate and coordinate the connection between a locally altered chromatin and the response initiating signals that lead to identification of the type of lesion and the sequential steps required in specific DNA damage responses (DDR)...
April 20, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678669/using-big-data-in-oncology-to-prospectively-impact-clinical-patient-care-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Vérène Dougoud-Chauvin, Jae Jin Lee, Edgardo Santos, Vonetta L Williams, Nicolò M L Battisti, Kavita Ghia, Marina Sehovic, Cortlin Croft, Jongphil Kim, Lodovico Balducci, Julie A Kish, Martine Extermann
OBJECTIVE: Big Data is widely seen as a major opportunity for progress in the practice of personalized medicine, attracting the attention from medical societies and presidential teams alike as it offers a unique opportunity to enlarge the base of evidence, especially for older patients underrepresented in clinical trials. This study prospectively assessed the real-time availability of clinical cases in the Health & Research Informatics Total Cancer Care™ (TCC) database matching community patients with cancer, and the impact of such a consultation on treatment...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678662/multi-institutional-survival-analysis-of-incidental-pathologic-t3a-upstaging-in-clinical-t1-renal-cell-carcinoma-following-partial-nephrectomy
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Christopher M Russell, Amir H Lebastchi, Juan Chipollini, Adam Niemann, Rohit Mehra, Todd M Morgan, David C Miller, Ganesh S Palapattu, Khaled S Hafez, Wade J Sexton, Philippe E Spiess, Alon Z Weizer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether incidental pT3a upstaging after partial nephrectomy (PN) for cT1 disease results in inferior oncologic outcomes compared to pT1a/b disease. METHODS: Retrospective chart review was completed at the University of Michigan and Moffitt Cancer Center to identify patients undergoing PN for cT1 masses between 1995-2015. A total of 1955 patients were identified, of which 95 had pT3a upstaging. Median follow-up was 38.2 months. Patients with pT3a disease were individually matched by clinico-pathologic features with patients undergoing PN with pT1a/b disease in a 1:2 ratio...
April 17, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678596/evaluation-of-acute-skin-toxicity-of-breast-radiotherapy-using-thermography-results-of-a-prospective-single-centre-trial
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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/29678529/total-mesorectal-excision-versus-local-excision-after-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-in-rectal-cancer-with-lymph-node-metastasis-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Young Seob Shin, Jin-Hong Park, Sang Min Yoon, Jin Cheon Kim, Chang Sik Yu, Seok-Byung Lim, In Ja Park, Tae Won Kim, Yong Sang Hong, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Eun Kyung Choi, Seung Do Ahn, Sang-Wook Lee, Jong Hoon Kim
PURPOSE: To determine whether local excision (LE) outcomes were comparable to total mesorectal excision (TME) outcomes in node-positive (cN+) rectal cancer patients who were good responders. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This retrospective study included clinical T2-3 and cN+ low rectal cancer patient who received preoperative chemoradiotherapy (PCRT) followed by TME or LE. Clinical stage T1 or T4 tumors, upper-to-middle rectal tumors (>7 cm from anal verge), and synchronous distant metastases were excluded...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678525/close-margins-less-than-2-mm-are-not-associated-with-higher-risks-of-10-year-local-recurrence-and-breast-cancer-mortality-compared-with-negative-margins-in-women-treated-with-breast-conserving-therapy
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Susan Tyler, Pauline T Truong, Mary Lesperance, Alan Nichol, Chris Baliski, Rebecca Warburton, Scott Tyldesley
PURPOSE: The 2014 Society of Surgical Oncology-American Society for Radiation Oncology consensus suggested "no ink on tumor" is a sufficient surgical margin for invasive breast cancer treated with breast-conserving surgery (BCS). Whether close margins <2 mm are associated with inferior outcomes remains controversial. This study evaluated 10-year outcomes by margin status in a population-based cohort treated with BCS and adjuvant radiation therapy (RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: The subjects were 10,863 women with invasive cancer categorized as pT1 to T3, any N, and M0 referred from 2001 to 2011, an era in which the institutional policy was to re-excise close or positive margins, except in select cases...
March 13, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678519/oncologic-equivalence-of-minimally-invasive-lobectomy-the-scientific-and-practical-arguments
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REVIEW
Todd L Demmy, Sai Yendamuri, Thomas A D'Amico, William R Burfeind
BACKGROUND: Despite the slow adoption of Minimally Invasive Lobectomy (MIL), it is now a preferred approach for early lung cancer. Nevertheless, ongoing concerns regarding MIL oncologic effectiveness has led to calls for prospective, randomized trials. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of on-line databases, collected readings and other scholarly experiences of the experienced authors were used to construct this review. All available reports containing long-term survival comparisons for open versus MIL were tabulated...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678481/clinical-decision-support-tools-improving-cancer-care
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REVIEW
Robert C Stillman
OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical decision support tools and advancements in health information technology currently utilized at a National Cancer Institute designated cancer center to aid in achieving the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Triple Aim project. DATA SOURCES: Published literature, Web sites. CONCLUSION: Advances in health information technology facilitate increasing quality and satisfaction with care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the cost of care...
April 17, 2018: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678194/the-perfect-personalized-cancer-therapy-cancer-vaccines-against-neoantigens
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REVIEW
Luigi Aurisicchio, Matteo Pallocca, Gennaro Ciliberto, Fabio Palombo
In the advent of Immune Checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) and of CAR-T adoptive T-cells, the new frontier in Oncology is Cancer Immunotherapy because of its ability to provide long term clinical benefit in metastatic disease in several solid and liquid tumor types. It is now clear that ICI acts by unmasking preexisting immune responses as well as by inducing de novo responses against tumor neoantigens. Thanks to theprogress made in genomics technologies and the evolution of bioinformatics, neoantigens represent ideal targets, due to their specific expression in cancer tissue and the potential lack of side effects...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677503/revolutionizing-precision-oncology-through-collaborative-proteogenomics-and-data-sharing
#13
Henry Rodriguez, Stephen R Pennington
The integration of proteomics into precision oncology presents opportunities that may transform the molecular analysis of cancer and accelerate basic and clinical cancer research. This Commentary discusses the importance of international collaboration and data sharing inspired by the Cancer Moonshot to accelerate the progress of multi-omic precision medicine-an approach that addresses the global diversity of people and of cancers.
April 19, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677240/uveal-effusion-after-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-therapy
#14
Merina Thomas, Stephen T Armenti, M Bernadete Ayres, Hakan Demirci
Importance: Immune checkpoint inhibitors, including antiprogrammed cell death protein-1 (anti-PD-1) and antiprogrammed cell death ligand-1 (anti-PD-L1) monoclonal antibodies, have recently been introduced as a promising new immunotherapy for solid cancers. The adverse effects typically include inflammation of the skin, endocrine, and gastrointestinal systems. Objective: To describe 3 patients who developed uveal effusion after initiating anti-PD-1 and anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibody therapy...
April 12, 2018: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677025/variations-in-missed-care-across-oncology-nursing-specialty-units
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Colleen Villamin, Jacqueline Anderson, Bryan Fellman, Diana Urbauer, Kelly Brassil
BACKGROUND: An opportunity was identified to compare perceptions of the occurrence and types of missed care at a comprehensive cancer center. PURPOSE: The purpose was to evaluate the difference in perceived occurrence and types of missed care between medical, surgical, and hematologic oncology units in the context of a newly implemented patient care delivery system, Primary Team Nursing (PTN). METHODS: A descriptive, repeated-measures design was used...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676957/increasing-information-dissemination-in-cancer-communication-effects-of-using-palliative-supportive-or-hospice-care-terminology
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Jessica M Fishman, Patricia Greenberg, Margy Barbieri Bagga, David Casarett, Kathleen Propert
BACKGROUND: When attempting to share information about comfort-oriented care, many use "palliative," "supportive," and "hospice" care terminology interchangeably, but we lack evidence about the effects of using these different terms. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to test whether the use of "palliative," "supportive," or "hospice" terminology can improve the dissemination of information among breast cancer patients-a large and growing oncology population...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676947/intravenous-chemotherapy-compounding-errors-in-a-follow-up-pan-canadian-observational-study
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Rachel E Gilbert, Melissa C Kozak, Roxanne B Dobish, Venetia C Bourrier, Paul M Koke, Vishal Kukreti, Heather A Logan, Anthony C Easty, Patricia L Trbovich
PURPOSE: Intravenous (IV) compounding safety has garnered recent attention as a result of high-profile incidents, awareness efforts from the safety community, and increasingly stringent practice standards. New research with more-sensitive error detection techniques continues to reinforce that error rates with manual IV compounding are unacceptably high. In 2014, our team published an observational study that described three types of previously unrecognized and potentially catastrophic latent chemotherapy preparation errors in Canadian oncology pharmacies that would otherwise be undetectable...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675778/systematic-review-of-the-mesopancreas-concept-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
J M Ramia, R De-la-Plaza, A Manuel-Vazquez, A Lopez-Marcano, R Morales
BACKGROUND: In 2007, Gockel et al. coined the term mesopancreas (MP). In the next 10 years, a limited number of publications about MP have been published, but little is known about the oncological benefit of MP resection. We performed a systematic review of the literature on MP. METHODS: An electronic search was performed in PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane, Latindex, Scielo, and Koreamed databases until 15 June 2017 to identify all published articles dealing with the subject of MP...
April 19, 2018: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675616/a-pharmacometric-analysis-of-patient-reported-outcomes-in-breast-cancer-patients-through-item-response-theory
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Emilie Schindler, Lena E Friberg, Bertram L Lum, Bei Wang, Angelica Quartino, Chunze Li, Sandhya Girish, Jin Y Jin, Mats O Karlsson
PURPOSE: An item response theory (IRT) pharmacometric framework is presented to characterize Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B) data in locally-advanced or metastatic breast cancer patients treated with ado-trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) or capecitabine-plus-lapatinib. METHODS: In the IRT model, four latent well-being variables, based on FACT-B general subscales, were used to describe the physical, social/family, emotional and functional well-being...
April 19, 2018: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675590/oncological-outcomes-of-ibd-associated-versus-sporadic-colorectal-cancer-in-modern-era-a-matched-case-control-study
#20
Antoine Thicoïpé, David Laharie, Denis Smith, Edouard Chabrun, Anne Rullier, Florian Poullenot, Eric Rullier, Quentin Denost
AIM: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are associated with an increased risk for colorectal cancer (CRC). However and despite significant advances in the management of IBD and CRC, the prognosis of IBD-related CRC (IBD-CRC) remains controversial. The aim of the present case-control study was to compare the prognosis of IBD-CRC to sporadic CRC. METHODS: Consecutive patients operated for IBD-CRC from 2004 to 2014 were recruited and matched with sporadic CRC (ratio 3:1) from the same center...
April 19, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
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