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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470507/time-course-of-upper-limb-function-and-return-to-work-post-radiotherapy-in-young-adults-with-breast-cancer-a-pilot-randomized-control-trial-on-effects-of-targeted-exercise-program
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Marize Ibrahim, Thierry Muanza, Nadia Smirnow, Warren Sateren, Beatrice Fournier, Petr Kavan, Michael Palumbo, Richard Dalfen, Mary-Ann Dalzell
PURPOSE: Breast cancer (BC) diagnosis in young adults (YA) is rising, and both disease and treatments are aggressive in this population. Evidence supports the use of physical activity in reducing shoulder dysfunction, which is common among BC survivors. A pilot randomized clinical trial was performed to determine the effectiveness of a 12-week post-radiation exercise program in minimizing upper extremity dysfunction in YA with BC. METHODS: Participants were randomized to either an exercise arm or a control arm receiving standard care...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463150/external-beam-radiation-therapy-or-brachytherapy-with-or-without-short-course-neoadjuvant-androgen-deprivation-therapy-results-of-a-multicenter-prospective-study-of-quality-of-life
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Hiram A Gay, Martin G Sanda, Jingxia Liu, Ningying Wu, Daniel A Hamstra, John T Wei, Rodney L Dunn, Eric A Klein, Howard M Sandler, Christopher S Saigal, Mark S Litwin, Deborah A Kuban, Larry Hembroff, Meredith M Regan, Peter Chang, Jeff M Michalski
PURPOSE: The long-term effects of neoadjuvant androgen deprivation therapy (NADT) with radiation therapy on participant-reported health-related quality of life (HRQOL) have not been characterized in prospective multicenter studies. We evaluated HRQOL for 2 years among participants undergoing radiation therapy (RT) with or without NADT for newly diagnosed, early-stage prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We analyzed longitudinal cohort data from the Prostate Cancer Outcomes and Satisfaction with Treatment Quality Assessment Consortium to ascertain the HRQOL trajectory of men receiving NADT with external beam RT (EBRT) or brachytherapy...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459606/hypofractionated-postmastectomy-radiation-therapy-is-safe-and-effective-first-results-from-a-prospective-phase-ii-trial
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Atif J Khan, Matthew M Poppe, Sharad Goyal, Kristine E Kokeny, Thomas Kearney, Laurie Kirstein, Deborah Toppmeyer, Dirk F Moore, Chunxia Chen, David K Gaffney, Bruce G Haffty
Purpose Conventionally fractionated postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) takes approximately 5 to 6 weeks. Data supporting hypofractionated PMRT is limited. We prospectively evaluated a short course of hypofractionated PMRT, in which therapy was completed in 15 treatment days. Patients and Methods We delivered PMRT at a dose of 36.63 Gy in 11 fractions of 3.33 Gy over 11 days to the chest wall and the draining regional lymph nodes, followed by an optional mastectomy scar boost of four fractions of 3.33 Gy...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443515/indication-of-bevacizumab-for-cerebral-radiation-necrosis
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Hongqing Zhuang, Xiangkun Yuan, Zhiyong Yuan, Ping Wang
BACKGROUND: The effect of bevacizumab (BVZ) for cerebral radiation necrosis (CRN) was clear. However, the indications of BVZ had no reports. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the paper was to investigate the indications of BVZ for CRN. METHODS: Fourteen CRN patients (confirmed by imaging diagnosis)who underwent BVZ treatment between June 2011 and December 2014 were analyzed. BVZ was administered (5 mg/kg body weight) once every three to four weeks for at least three cycles...
April 25, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-cancer Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441375/primary-adrenal-angiosarcoma-a-rare-and-potentially-misdiagnosed-tumor
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Ariel Grajales-Cruz, Francis Baco-Viera, Ernesto Rive-Mora, Carlos Ramirez-Tanchez, David Tasso, Norma Arroyo-Portela, Elizabeth Calderon, Ilean Joan Padua-Octaviani, William Caceres-Perkins
A man aged 69 years presented with acute right flank pain secondary to a hemorrhagic large adrenal tumor. En bloc resection was performed to repair the inferior vena cava. Immunoperoxidase levels in the tumor were positive for factor VIII and CD31 and negative for S100, protein Melan-A, CD34, synaptophysin, chromogranin, desmin, muscle specific actin, ETFA (EMA), KRT20 (CK20), CDX2, TTF1, LNPEP (PLAP), inhibin, ?-fetoprotein, CD30, hepatocyte paraffin, and aberrant expression of cytokeratin 7 and pankeratin...
April 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439497/study-of-recombinant-human-interleukin-12-for-treatment-of-complications-after-radiotherapy-for-tumor-patients
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Na Guo, Wen-Qin Wang, Xiao-Jing Gong, Lei Gao, Li-Rong Yang, Wei-Na Yu, Hong-Yu Shen, Ling-Qin Wan, Xi-Feng Jia, Yi-Shan Wang, Yi Zhao
AIM: To evaluate the treatment effects of recombinant human interleukin-12 (rhIL-12) on radiotherapy complications, such as severe myelosuppression or pancytopenia, the decline or imbalance of immune function, etc. METHODS: The patients received high-dose and short-course precise radiotherapy, such as Cyber knife and image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), which can cause myelosuppression or pancytopenia and immune function decline within a short time. One-hundred subjects were enrolled in the study, and 50 were randomized to a treatment group which used rhIL-12 and 50 were randomized to a control group which used symptomatic and supportive therapy after radiotherapy...
April 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428205/measurable-supratentorial-white-matter-volume-changes-in-patients-with-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-treated-with-an-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-agent-steroids-and-radiation
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P Svolos, W E Reddick, A Edwards, A Sykes, Y Li, J O Glass, Z Patay
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Assessing the response to treatment in infiltrative brain tumors by using lesion volume-based response criteria is challenging. We hypothesized that in such tumors, volume measurements alone may not accurately capture changes in actual tumor burden during treatment. We longitudinally evaluated volume changes in both normal-appearing supratentorial white matter and the brain stem lesions in patients treated for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma to determine to what extent adjuvant systemic therapies may skew the accuracy of tumor response assessments based on volumetric analysis...
April 20, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408701/low-grade-mucoepidermoid-tumor-of-parotid-gland-presenting-as-focal-asymmetry-in-the-follow-up-radioiodine-scan-in-a-patient-of-differentiated-papillary-carcinoma-of-thyroid
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Chinna Naik, Sandip Basu
Low grade mucoepidermoid tumor of the right parotid gland presenting as focal uptake in the follow-up whole body iodine scan in a patient of differentiated papillary carcinoma of thyroid 1 year after successful ablation is presented in this report. Following surgical excision, the histopathology was proven. The illustrated case represents false positive focal accumulation of (131)I in low grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the salivary gland that arose early in the follow-up course in differentiated thyroid carcinoma post-radioiodine (RAI)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408528/cerenkov-radiation-induced-photoimmunotherapy-with-18-f-fdg
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Yuko Nakamura, Tadanobu Nagaya, Kazuhide Sato, Shuhei Okuyama, Fusa Ogata, Karen J Wong, Stephen Adler, Peter L Choyke, Hisataka Kobayashi
Near infrared photoimmunotherapy (NIR-PIT) is a new cancer treatment that combines the specificity of antibodies for targeting tumors with toxicity induced by photo-absorbers after irradiation with NIR light. A limitation of NIR-PIT is the inability to deliver NIR light to a tumor located deep inside the body. Cerenkov radiation (CR) is ultraviolet and blue light which is produced by a charged particle travelling through a dielectric medium faster than the speed of light in that medium and is commonly produced during radioactive decay...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328309/ibpro-a-novel-short-duration-teaching-course-in-advanced-physics-and-biology-underlying-cancer-radiotherapy
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Michael C Joiner, Monica W Tracey, Sara E Kacin, Jay W Burmeister
This article provides a summary and status report of the ongoing advanced education program IBPRO - Integrated course in Biology and Physics of Radiation Oncology. IBPRO is a five-year program funded by NCI. It addresses the recognized deficiency in the number of mentors available who have the required knowledge and skill to provide the teaching and training that is required for future radiation oncologists and researchers in radiation sciences. Each year, IBPRO brings together 50 attendees typically at assistant professor level and upwards, who are already qualified/certified radiation oncologists, medical physicists or biologists...
March 22, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302385/primary-cutaneous-interdigitating-dendritic-cell-sarcoma-is-a-morphologic-and-phenotypic-simulator-of-poorly-differentiated-metastatic-melanoma-a-report-of-2-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Cynthia M Magro, Luke C Olson, Gerard Nuovo, Garron J Solomon
Interdigitating dendritic cell sarcoma (IDS) is a rare form of hematologic malignancy associated with an aggressive clinical course. Only 4 prior cases have been described as originating in the skin. We encountered two male patients ages 47 and 61years of age who presented with solitary cutaneous neoplasms diagnosed as IDS. Histologic exam showed a coalescing nested and multinodular proliferation of large pleomorphic epithelioid cells. In one case an initial diagnosis of melanoma was rendered. A recurrence 8months later was then interpreted as a primary cutaneous IDS...
February 20, 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299525/poems-syndrome-an-enigma
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REVIEW
Rahma Warsame, Uday Yanamandra, Prashant Kapoor
POEMS syndrome is a paraneoplastic disorder secondary to an underlying plasma cell dyscrasia. By definition, all patients with POEMS syndrome must display polyneuropathy and monoclonal plasma cell disorder. In addition, at least one major criterion (Castleman's disease, sclerotic bone lesions, or vascular endothelial growth factor elevation) and one minor criterion (organomegaly, extravascular volume overload, endocrinopathy, skin changes, papilledema, thrombocytosis, or polycythemia) are required for diagnosis...
April 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296618/short-course-radiation-plus-temozolomide-in-elderly-patients-with-glioblastoma
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
James R Perry, Normand Laperriere, Christopher J O'Callaghan, Alba A Brandes, Johan Menten, Claire Phillips, Michael Fay, Ryo Nishikawa, J Gregory Cairncross, Wilson Roa, David Osoba, John P Rossiter, Arjun Sahgal, Hal Hirte, Florence Laigle-Donadey, Enrico Franceschi, Olivier Chinot, Vassilis Golfinopoulos, Laura Fariselli, Antje Wick, Loic Feuvret, Michael Back, Michael Tills, Chad Winch, Brigitta G Baumert, Wolfgang Wick, Keyue Ding, Warren P Mason
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma is associated with a poor prognosis in the elderly. Survival has been shown to increase among patients 70 years of age or younger when temozolomide chemotherapy is added to standard radiotherapy (60 Gy over a period of 6 weeks). In elderly patients, more convenient shorter courses of radiotherapy are commonly used, but the benefit of adding temozolomide to a shorter course of radiotherapy is unknown. METHODS: We conducted a trial involving patients 65 years of age or older with newly diagnosed glioblastoma...
March 16, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291546/acute-toxicity-and-surgical-complications-after-preoperative-chemo-radiation-therapy-for-rectal-cancer-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Steven L Bosch, Stefan J van Rooijen, Guus M J Bökkerink, Hidde J W Braam, Lauranne A A P Derikx, Philip Poortmans, Corrie A M Marijnen, Iris D Nagtegaal, Johannes H W de Wilt
PURPOSE: Preoperative therapy reduces local recurrences and may facilitate surgery in rectal cancer patients. However, in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) this treatment is often withheld due to the perceived risk of excessive side-effects, even though evidence is limited. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of preoperative therapy on acute toxicity and post-operative complications in IBD patients with rectal cancer. METHODS: The Dutch pathology registry (PALGA) was searched for patients with IBD and rectal cancer treated between January 1991 and May 2010...
April 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276077/quantifying-the-reproducibility-of-lung-ventilation-images-between-4-dimensional-cone-beam-ct-and-4-dimensional-ct
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Henry C Woodruff, Chun-Chien Shieh, Fiona Hegi-Johnson, Paul J Keall, John Kipritidis
PURPOSE: Computed tomography ventilation imaging derived from four-dimensional cone beam CT (CTVI(4DCBCT) ) can complement existing 4DCT-based methods (CTVI(4)(DCT) ) to track lung function changes over a course of lung cancer radiation therapy. However, the accuracy of CTVI(4)(DCBCT) needs to be assessed since anatomic 4DCBCT has demonstrably poor image quality and small field of view (FOV) compared to treatment planning 4DCT. We perform a direct comparison between short interval CTVI(4)(DCBCT) and CTVI(4)(DCT) pairs to understand the patient specific image quality factors affecting the intermodality CTVI reproducibility in the clinic...
March 9, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273303/association-between-incomplete-neoadjuvant-radiotherapy-and-survival-for-patients-with-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
#16
Kyle Freischlag, Zhifei Sun, Mohamed A Adam, Jina Kim, Manisha Palta, Brian G Czito, John Migaly, Christopher R Mantyh
Importance: Failing to complete chemotherapy adversely affects survival in patients with colorectal cancer. However, the effect of incomplete delivery of neoadjuvant radiotherapy is unclear. Objective: To determine whether incomplete radiotherapy delivery is associated with worse clinical outcomes and survival. Design, Setting, and Participants: Data on 17 600 patients with stage II to III rectal adenocarcinoma from the 2006-2012 National Cancer Database who received neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy followed by surgical resection were included...
March 8, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263018/treatment-considerations-in-actinic-keratosis
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REVIEW
G Goldenberg
The chronic skin condition actinic keratosis (AK) is characterized by the formation of keratotic lesions of variable thickness that are poorly delimited. AK occurs on areas of the skin that have had long-term exposure to the sun or UV radiation. Although AKs may regress, they usually persist and can progress to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Clinicians are unable to predict which AKs will progress; therefore, both clinically visible lesions and subclinical, non-visible (i.e. the entire area affected by AK/field cancerization) should be treated...
March 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259605/hands-on-physics-education-of-residents-in-diagnostic-radiology
#18
Jie Zhang, Peter A Hardy, David J DiSantis, M Elizabeth Oates
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The American Board of Radiology Core Examination integrates assessment of physics knowledge into its overall testing of clinical radiology, with an emphasis on understanding image quality and artifacts, radiation dose, and patient safety for each modality or subspecialty organ system. Accordingly, achieving a holistic approach to physics education of radiology residents is a huge challenge. The traditional teaching of radiological physics-simply through didactic lectures-was not designed for such a holistic approach...
March 1, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256956/on-a-prolonged-interval-between-rectal-cancer-chemo-radiotherapy-and-surgery
#19
Bengt Glimelius
Preoperative radiotherapy (RT) or chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is often required before rectal cancer surgery to obtain low local recurrence rates or, in locally advanced tumours, to radically remove the tumour. RT/CRT in tumours responding completely can allow an organ-preserving strategy. The time from the end of the RT/CRT to surgery or to the decision not to operate has been prolonged during recent years. After a brief review of the literature, the relevance of the time interval to surgery is discussed depending upon the indication for RT/CRT...
March 2017: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209069/patterns-of-care-and-survival-outcomes-of-palliative-radiation-for-prostate-cancer-with-bone-metastases-comparison-of-%C3%A2-5-fractions-to-%C3%A2-10-fractions
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David Schreiber, Joseph Safdieh, Daniel J Becker, David Schwartz
BACKGROUND: To review the palliative radiation fractionation regimens, trends and survival of men within the National Cancer Database (NCDB) diagnosed with prostate cancer and bony metastases. METHODS: A total of 3,871 patients from the NCDB were included in the analysis (patients treated from 2004-2012). The following fractionation regimens were analyzed [8 Gy × 1, 4 Gy × 5 (short course radiation therapy)], were compared to 3 Gy × 10, 2.50 Gy × 14-15 and 2 Gy × 20-30 (long course radiation therapy)...
January 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
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