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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094652/comparing-the-knowledge-of-parents-and-survivors-who-attend-a-survivorship-clinic
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Joanne Quillen, Yimei Li, Michele Demski, Claire Carlson, Holli Bradley, Lisa Schwartz, Jill P Ginsberg, Wendy Hobbie
BACKGROUND: This study underscores the importance of the survivor/parent dynamic in understanding the knowledge level of childhood cancer survivors and their parents with regard to cancer diagnosis, treatments, and potential late effects, and to assess the impact of parental knowledge on survivor's knowledge. PROCEDURE: A convenience sample (N = 219 dyads) consisting of childhood cancer survivors with a parent match was used. Survivors 2 years out from completion of therapy, aged 16 to 25 years, and fluent in English or Spanish completed 2 questionnaires to assess adolescent and young adult and parental knowledge regarding diagnosis, treatment, and long-term risks...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045667/survey-of-reproductive-experiences-and-outcomes-of-cancer-survivors-who-stored-reproductive-material-before-treatment
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K Hammarberg, M Kirkman, C Stern, R I McLachlan, G Clarke, F Agresta, D Gook, L Rombauts, B Vollenhoven, J R W Fishe
STUDY QUESTION: What are the reproductive experiences and outcomes of people who store reproductive material before cancer treatment? SUMMARY ANSWER: Of respondents who had tried to achieve pregnancy since completing cancer treatment almost all had succeeded, in most cases through natural conception. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: People of reproductive age who are diagnosed with cancer can cryopreserve reproductive material to guard against the adverse effects on fertility of gonadotoxic treatment...
October 17, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040674/evaluation-of-apoptotic-and-autophagic-related-protein-expressions-before-and-after-ivm-of-fresh-slow-frozen-and-vitrified-pre-pubertal-mouse-testicular-tissue
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L Dumont, F Chalmel, A Oblette, B Berby, A Rives, V Duchesne, C Rondanino, N Rives
STUDY QUESTION: Do freezing and in vitro culture procedures enhance the expression of proteins involved in apoptotic or autophagic pathways in murine pre-pubertal testicular tissue? SUMMARY ANSWER: IVM strongly modified apoptosis- and autophagy-related relative protein levels in mice testicular tissue whereas the impact of cryopreservation procedures was minimal at the end of the culture. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In vitro spermatogenesis remains a challenging technical issue as it imposes to find a very close balance between survival and death of germ cell natural precursors (i...
November 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040512/fertility-related-knowledge-and-reproductive-goals-in-childhood-cancer-survivors-short-communication
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V Lehmann, M C Keim, L Nahata, E L Shultz, J L Klosky, M A Tuinman, C A Gerhardt
STUDY QUESTION: Do young adult survivors of childhood cancer know their fertility status, in the context of their parenthood goals and screening for gonadal functioning? SUMMARY ANSWER: While 80% of survivors (who were without children) wanted children in the future, most did not know their fertility status, and screening for gonadal functioning was underutilized. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Survivors of childhood cancer are at risk for infertility, but fertility counseling and assessment are underutilized...
November 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034438/the-pathways-fertility-preservation-decision-aid-website-for-women-with-cancer-development-and-field-testing
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Terri L Woodard, Aubri S Hoffman, Laura A Covarrubias, Deborah Holman, Leslie Schover, Andrea Bradford, Derek B Hoffman, Aakrati Mathur, Jerah Thomas, Robert J Volk
PURPOSE: To improve survivors' awareness and knowledge of fertility preservation counseling and treatment options, this study engaged survivors and providers to design, develop, and field-test Pathways: a fertility preservation patient decision aid website for young women with cancer©. METHODS: Using an adapted user-centered design process, our stakeholder advisory group and research team designed and optimized the Pathways patient decision aid website through four iterative cycles of review and revision with clinicians (n = 21) and survivors (n = 14)...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032892/evaluation-and-management-of-skeletal-disease-in-cancer-care
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REVIEW
Anuhya Kommalapati, Sri Harsha Tella, Mary Angelynne Esquivel, Ricardo Correa
Recently, there have been considerable advancements in cancer therapies thereby prolonging the life of cancer survivors. However, these recent advancements present new challenges in the management of bone disease in cancer survivors. Bone acts as a fertile soil for cancer seeding and bone health is often compromised because of increased inflammatory cytokines in cancer, direct cancer metastasis and toxic effects of anti-cancer therapies. This effect is more pronounced in elderly population who already have compromised bone mineral density leading to increased skeletal related events and bone pain...
September 8, 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024988/low-dose-metronomic-delivery-of-cyclophosphamide-is-less-detrimental-to-granulosa-cell-viability-ovarian-function-and-fertility-than-maximum-tolerated-dose-delivery-in-the-mouse
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Jacqueline Dynes, Kata Osz, Allyssa Hooper, Jim Petrik
Chemotherapy can cause early menopause or infertility in women and have a profound negative impact on the quality of life of young female cancer survivors. Various factors are known to influence the risk of chemotherapy-induced ovarian failure, including the drug dose and treatment duration; however, the scheduling of dose administration has not yet been evaluated as an independent risk factor. We hypothesized that low-dose metronomic (LDM) chemotherapy scheduling would be less detrimental to ovarian function than the traditional maximum tolerated dose (MTD) strategy...
September 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992855/survivorship-issues-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-oncology
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REVIEW
Linda Overholser, Kristin Kilbourn, Arthur Liu
Adolescent and young adult (AYA) individuals with a history of cancer make up a fraction of the total number of cancer survivors in the United States, but they represent a population with needs distinct from either the childhood or the older adult cancer populations. Fertility concerns, psychosocial factors, and health care access are just a few of the distinguishing characteristics. Caring for AYA cancer survivors presents unique opportunities for primary care providers to collaborate with oncology colleagues to minimize the long-term cancer burden...
November 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959743/new-promising-strategies-in-oncofertility
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Janella N Hudson, Nathanael B Stanley, Leena Nahata, Meghan Bowman-Curci, Gwendolyn P Quinn
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 70,000 adolescent and young adults (AYA) are diagnosed with cancer each year. While advancements in treatment have led to improved prognosis and survival for patients, these same treatments can adversely affect AYA reproductive capacity. Localized treatments such as surgery and radiation therapy may affect fertility by removing or damaging reproductive organs, and systemic therapies such as chemotherapy can be toxic to gonads, (ovaries and testicles), thus affecting fertility and/or endocrine function...
2017: Expert Review of Quality of Life in Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947558/perspectives-on-the-co-treatment-with-gnrha-in-female-patients-undergoing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Luminita Nicoleta Cima, Anca Colita, Simona Fica
Outcomes after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for patients with both malignant and nonmalignant diseases have improved significantly in recent years. However, the endocrine system is highly susceptible to damage by the high-dose chemotherapy and/or irradiation used in the conditioning regimen before HSCT. Ovarian failure and subsequent infertility are frequent complications that long-term HSCT survivors and their partners face with a negative impact on their QoL. Several meta-analyses of randomized clinical trials showed that gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) administration in advance of starting standard chemotherapy decreases the risk of gonadal dysfunction and infertility in cancer patients, but GnRHa use for ovarian protection in HSCT patients is not fully determined...
November 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934899/knowledge-about-and-attitude-towards-fertility-preservation-in-young-female-cancer-patients-a-cross-sectional-online-survey
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Corinne Urech, Verena Ehrbar, Jacky Boivin, Madleina Müller, Judith Alder, Rosanna Zanetti Dällenbach, Christoph Rochlitz, Sibil Tschudin
Recent advances in cancer therapy have resulted in an increased number of long-term cancer survivors. However, because of their treatment, women might be confronted with impaired fertility. The options of fertility preservation (FP) techniques are increasing. The goal of this study was to assess knowledge about, and attitudes towards, fertility preservation in young female cancer patients. A cross-sectional online survey was conducted including 155 former female cancer patients from English and German speaking countries...
September 22, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913697/developing-a-post-treatment-survivorship-care-plan-to-help-breast-cancer-survivors-understand-their-fertility
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Jessica R Gorman, Anne K Julian, Samantha A Roberts, Sally A D Romero, Jennifer L Ehren, Michael L Krychman, Sarah G Boles, Jun Mao, H Irene Su
PURPOSE: Reproductive-aged breast cancer survivors (BCS) who have completed initial cancer treatment frequently want to know about their future fertility potential. The purpose of this qualitative study was to assess if the fertility-related content presented in the survivorship care plan prototype met the informational needs of post-treatment BCS and to provide an opportunity for the target audience to review and react to the proposed content and design. METHODS: We conducted and analyzed transcripts from seven focus groups with BCS to evaluate their reactions to the survivorship care plan prototype...
September 14, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883268/acute-myeloid-leukemia-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-from-the-viewpoint-of-physicians
#13
Yachiyo Kuwatsuka
Based on various studies, the survival of adolescent and young adults (AYAs) with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) was reportedly similar to or worse than younger children. AYAs with AML treated in adult institutions are usually offered the same treatment as that of the older adults. Although pediatric protocols generally include intensified regimens compared with adult protocols, it is still controversial whether an intensified pediatric AML regimen results in an improved survival for the AYA population. Somatic mutations have proven to be significantly prognostic in AML...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862111/how-can-we-improve-education-of-breast-surgeons-across-europe
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Agnieszka Kolacinska
The proposed global curriculum developed by the American Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) and the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) and the textbook: provides a state-of- the- art of breast cancer surgery, complements the syllabus and curriculum of the Union Europeenne des Medecins Specialistes (UEMS) examination in breast surgery/ European Board of Surgery Qualification in Breast Surgery (EBSQinBS) administered by ESSO (1) Knowledge and understanding of the principles of breast cancer incidence, aetiology, risk factors, genetics, premalignant and high-risk lesions, pathology, prognostic and predictive factors, risk prediction models, screening, diagnosis and imaging, breast cancer, oncoplastic, reconstructive breast surgery, axillary surgery and future perspective for this, radiation therapy, neoadjuvant and adjuvant systemic treatment- endocrine-, immuno- and chemotherapy, side effects and toxicities of treatment, locoregional recurrence, follow-up, locally advanced breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer, breast cancer in young and elderly patients, survivor issues, lymphedema, palliative care, chroni pain, body image and sexuality, fertility issues, cognitive functions, etc...
July 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858975/development-and-validation-of-a-fertility-intention-scale-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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Chin-Ching Li, Sheng-Miauh Huang, Jerry Cheng-Yen Lai, Yvonne Hsiung, Yi-Heng Chen, Ching-Fang Lee
BACKGROUND: Evidence indicates that breast cancer survivors with reproductive concerns have a poorer quality of life than survivors without fertility concerns. There is a lack of reliable and valid assessments of fertility intention among breast cancer survivors. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to develop and validate the Fertility Intention Scale (FIS) that is sensitive to the fertility intention of women with breast cancer. METHODS: A literature review and a qualitative study were conducted to generate the items in the scale...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846983/indian-propolis-ameliorates-the-mitomycin-c-induced-testicular-toxicity-by-reducing-dna-damage-and-elevating-the-antioxidant-activity
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Sandhya Kumari, Guruprasad Nayak, Sonu T Lukose, Sneha Guruprasad Kalthur, Nandini Bhat, Aswathi R Hegde, Srinivas Mutalik, Guruprasad Kalthur, Satish Kumar Adiga
Development of excellent curative therapy for most of the malignancies has resulted in a growing population of cancer survivors who are at increased risk for a variety of health problems including infertility. Therefore, fertility preservation has become an important issue during cancer treatment in recent years. Combination therapy with natural agents such as vitamins, antioxidants, dietary supplements, and plant products are considered as an attractive option to mitigate normal tissue toxicity imparted by chemotherapy...
November 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809602/fertility-preservation-and-sexual-health-after-cancer-therapy
#17
Nigel Pereira, Glenn L Schattman
Recent developments in cancer diagnostics and treatments have considerably improved long-term survival rates. Despite improvements in chemotherapy regimens, more focused radiotherapy and diverse surgical options, cancer treatments often have gonadotoxic side-effects that can manifest as loss of fertility or sexual dysfunction, particularly in young cancer survivors. In this review, we focus on two pertinent quality-of-life issues in female cancer survivors of reproductive age-fertility preservation and sexual function...
October 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797766/pregnancy-outcomes-after-a-breast-cancer-diagnosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Brigitte Gerstl, Elizabeth Sullivan, Angela Ives, Christobel Saunders, Handan Wand, Antoinette Anazodo
Improvements in local and systemic treatment, along with earlier diagnoses through breast awareness and screening, have led to increases in survival and a decline in breast cancer (BC) recurrence. To the best of our knowledge, no meta-analysis has yet focused on pregnancy outcomes after BC treatment. Hence, our research group explored the reproductive outcomes (pregnancy, miscarriage, termination of pregnancy, live births) after BC treatment. The Embase, MEDLINE, PubMed, and Scopus databases were searched. Studies were included that reported on pregnancy and reproductive outcomes after treatment of BC...
July 10, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791691/birth-rates-after-radioactive-iodine-treatment-for-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#19
Chelsea Anderson, Stephanie M Engel, Mark A Weaver, Jose P Zevallos, Hazel B Nichols
Treatment with radioactive iodine (RAI) for differentiated thyroid cancer has been associated with alterations in gonadal function in women, including changes in menstrual function and an earlier age at menopause. Our objective was to evaluate associations between RAI and postdiagnosis live birth rates among thyroid cancer survivors diagnosed at ages 15-39 years. We identified women diagnosed with differentiated thyroid cancer between January 2000 and December 2013 in the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry (CCR)...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789877/fertility-ovarian-reserve-and-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Neerujah Balachandren, Melanie Davies
Improvements in survival rates and the rise in the incidence of cancer, particularly in young people, has shifted the focus of treatment towards less gonadotoxic therapies, such that a larger number of survivors will remain fertile after treatment. Unfortunately, for the vast majority of cancer therapies, there is incomplete data on the extent of injury to the reproductive organs. This review uses case series and cohort studies on conception rates and menstrual cyclicity after gonadotoxic cancer therapies, and relevant studies on ovarian reserve assessment...
July 31, 2017: Maturitas
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