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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130235/-a-meta-analysis-on-risk-factors-of-postoperative-perineal-wound-complications-after-abdominoperineal-resection-for-rectal-cancer
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Senqi Lu, Xiaofeng Chang, Xiaodong Yang, Decai Yu, Qigen Huang, Feng Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors of postoperative perineal wound complications after abdominoperineal resection for rectal cancer. METHODS: The databases of Medline, Embase, Web of Science, Ovid, Cochrane Library, CBM, CNKI, VIP and WANFANG were searched for the studies of abdominoperineal resection up to October 2016. The quality of the included studies was assessed by using "Cochrane collaboration's tool for assessing risk of bias" and "the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale"...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127531/impact-of-a-robotic-surgical-system-on-treatment-choice-for-men-with-clinically-organ-confined-prostate-cancer
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Takashi Kobayashi, Kent Kanao, Motoo Araki, Naoki Terada, Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Atsuro Sawada, Takahiro Inoue, Shin Ebara, Toyohiko Watanabe, Tomomi Kamba, Makoto Sumitomo, Yasutomo Nasu, Osamu Ogawa
BACKGROUND: Introducing a new surgical technology may affect behaviors and attitudes of patients and surgeons about clinical practice. Robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) was approved in 2012 in Japan. We investigated whether the introduction of this system affected the treatment of organ-confined prostate cancer (PCa) and the use of radical prostatectomy (RP). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective multicenter study on 718 patients with clinically determined organ-confined PCa treated at one of three Japanese academic institutions in 2011 (n = 338) or 2013 (n = 380)...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126389/safety-and-efficacy-of-abiraterone-acetate-in-chemotherapy-naive-patients-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-an-italian-multicenter-real-life-study
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Luca Cindolo, Clara Natoli, Cosimo De Nunzio, Michele De Tursi, Maurizio Valeriani, Silvana Giacinti, Salvatore Micali, Mino Rizzo, Giampaolo Bianchi, Eugenio Martorana, Marcello Scarcia, Giuseppe Mario Ludovico, Pierluigi Bove, Anastasia Laudisi, Oscar Selvaggio, Giuseppe Carrieri, Maida Bada, Pietro Castellan, Stefano Boccasile, Pasquale Ditonno, Paolo Chiodini, Paolo Verze, Vincenzo Mirone, Luigi Schips
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of abiraterone acetate (AA) in the "real life" clinical practice for men with chemotherapy-naïve metastatic castration-resistant prostate. METHODS: A consecutive series of patients with mCRPC in 9 Italian tertiary centres treated with AA was collected. Demographics, clinical parameters, treatment outcomes and toxicity were recorded. The Brief Pain Inventory scale Q3 was tracked and patient treatment satisfaction was evaluated...
November 10, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122304/-the-efficacy-of-multimodal-treatment-for-symptomatic-vertebral-hemangiomas-a-report-of-27%C3%A2-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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V Delabar, M Bruneau, P A Beuriat, F Zairi, S Fuentes, R Riva, B Gori, C Barrey
INTRODUCTION: Vertebral hemangiomas (VH) represent the most common primary bone tumor of the spine and are rarely symptomatic. Currently, there is no consensus for treatment and many therapeutic options are available, alone or in combination including cementoplasty, sclerotherapy, surgery, embolization and/or radiotherapy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and radiological outcome of a multimodal management for symptomatic VH. METHODS: A consecutive prospective and retrospective multicenter study was conducted to review cases of symptomatic VHs between 2005 and 2015...
November 6, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113721/prognostic-factors-and-optimal-therapy-for-stages-i-ii-neuroendocrine-carcinomas-of-the-uterine-cervix-a-multi-center-retrospective-study
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Mitsuya Ishikawa, Takahiro Kasamatsu, Hitoshi Tsuda, Masaharu Fukunaga, Atsuhiko Sakamoto, Tsunehisa Kaku, Toru Nakanishi, Yoko Hasumi, Takashi Iwata, Tsukasa Baba, Takayoshi Nogawa, Wataru Kudaka, Hiroshi Kaneda, Shigemitsu Ono, Fumitaka Saito, Yoshimi Taniguchi, Satoshi Okada, Mika Mizuno, Takashi Onda, Nobuo Yaegashi
PURPOSE: We aimed to determine appropriate treatment guidelines for patients with stages I-II high-grade neuroendocrine carcinomas (HGNEC) of the uterine cervix in a multicenter retrospective study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed the clinicopathological features and prognoses of 93 patients with HGNEC of International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stages I and II. All patients were diagnosed with HGNEC by central pathological review. RESULTS: The median overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) were 111...
November 4, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110129/real-life-management-and-outcome-of-thyroid-carcinoma-related-bone-metastases-results-from-a-nationwide-multicenter-experience
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G Mazziotti, A M Formenti, M B Panarotto, E Arvat, A Chiti, A Cuocolo, M E Dottorini, C Durante, L Agate, S Filetti, F Felicetti, A Filice, L Pace, T Pellegrino, M Rodari, M Salvatori, C Tranfaglia, A Versari, D Viola, S Frara, A Berruti, A Giustina, R Giubbini
PURPOSE AND PATIENTS: The M.O.S.CA.TI. (Metastases of the Skeleton from CArcinoma of the ThyroId) is a multicenter, retrospective study investigating the real-life outcome and management of bone metastases (BM) in 143 patients (63 M, 80 F; median age 64 years, range 11-87) with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). RESULTS: Radio-active iodine (RAI) treatment was performed in 131 patients (91.6%), surgical approach and/or external radiotherapy in 68 patients (47...
November 6, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095272/treatment-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-with-chinese-herbal-medicine-a-prospective-cohort-study-protocol
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Hui Meng, Nan Peng, Mingwei Yu, Xu Sun, Yunfei Ma, Guowang Yang, Xiaomin Wang
INTRODUCTION: Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is featured with the biological properties of strong aggressive behaviors, rapid disease progression, high risk of recurrence and metastasis, and low disease free survival. Patients with this tumor are insensitive to the endocrine therapy and target treatment for HER-2; therefore, chemotherapy is often used as routine treatment in clinical. Because of the fact that a considerable number of patients seek for Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) treatment after operation and chemotherapy and (or) radiotherapy, it is thus need to evaluate the correlation between Chinese herbal medicine treatment and prognosis...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072774/human-papillomavirus-and-world-health-organization-type-iii-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-multicenter-study-from-an-endemic-area-in-southern-china
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Wen Bo Huang, Jimmy Yu Wai Chan, Da Lie Liu
BACKGROUND: The current study was conducted to study the incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) in Southern China and the corresponding treatment outcome. METHODS: A retrospective chart review with a level of evidence of 4 was performed. RESULTS: Between 2000 and 2015, a total of 1328 patients with NPC were treated in 3 study institutes in Hong Kong and Foshan City in Guangdong Province, China. All tumors were undifferentiated, nonkeratinizing carcinoma, of which 91...
October 26, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045516/navigating-the-highlights-of-phase-iii-trials-a-watchful-eye-on-evidence-based-radiotherapy
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J C Trone, S Espenel, A Rehailia-Blanchard, E Guillaume, N Vial, C Rancoule, C Rodriguez-Lafrasse, M Ben Mrad, A El Meddeb Hamrouni, E Ollier, C Chargari, E Deutsch, A Vallard, N Magné
Background: Phase III randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are the cornerstone of evidence-based oncology. However, there is no exhaustive review describing the radiotherapy RTCs characteristics. The objective of the present study was to describe features of all phase III RCTs including at least a radiation therapy. Methods and materials: Requests were performed in the Medline database (via PubMed). The latest update was performed in April 2016, using the following MESH terms: 'clinical trials: phase III as topic', 'radiotherapy', 'brachytherapy', as keywords...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993798/challenges-for-quality-assurance-of-target-volume-delineation-in-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Amy Tien Yee Chang, Li Tee Tan, Simon Duke, Wai-Tong Ng
In recent years, new radiotherapy techniques have emerged that aim to improve treatment outcome and reduce toxicity. The standard method of evaluating such techniques is to conduct large scale multicenter clinical trials, often across continents. A major challenge for such trials is quality assurance to ensure consistency of treatment across all participating centers. Analyses from previous studies have shown that poor compliance and protocol violation have a significant adverse effect on treatment outcomes...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992088/carbon-ion-radiotherapy-for-patients-with-advanced-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-at-multicenters
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Masataka Karube, Naoyoshi Yamamoto, Yoshiyuki Shioyama, Junichi Saito, Akira Matsunobu, Tamaki Okimoto, Tatsuya Ohno, Hiroshi Tsuji, Takashi Nakano, Tadashi Kamada
Carbon-ion radiation therapy (CIRT) for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has not been well studied to date. This paper aimed to analyze a retrospective multicenter survey for detecting problems with the use of CIRT for Stage II and III NSCLC (7th UICC TNM Staging System). Inclusion was restricted to patients with Stage II and III NSCLC who received CIRT from November 2003 to December 2014. We gathered the data from three CIRT operating centers on July 2015. Patients with radiotherapy history, patients with cancers other than lung cancer, and those receiving palliative therapies were excluded...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978139/frontline-treatment-with-chemoimmunotherapy-for-limited-stage-ocular-adnexal-malt-lymphoma-with-adverse-factors-a-phase-ii-study
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Sung-Yong Kim, Suk-Woo Yang, Won-Sik Lee, Jae Wook Yang, Sung Yong Oh, Hee Bae Ahn, Deok-Hwan Yang, Seong Kyu Park, Jee Ho Chang, Hyo Jung Kim, Min Joung Lee, Seok-Goo Cho
BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy is a commonly used treatment for limited-stage ocular adnexal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma (OAML) but showed a substantial relapse risk if the disease involves beyond-conjunctiva or bilateral conjunctivae. Systemic chemoimmunotherapy may be an alternative frontline therapy for the limited disease with those adverse prognostic factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We designed a multicenter, phase II study of the chemoimmunotherapy, rituximab, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, and prednisolone (R-CVP) for the treatment of patients with limited-stage OAML with bilateral or beyond-conjunctival involvement...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961843/global-patterns-of-care-in-advanced-stage-mycosis-fungoides-sezary-syndrome-a-multicenter-retrospective-follow-up-study-from-the-cutaneous-lymphoma-international-consortium
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P Quaglino, M Maule, H M Prince, P Porcu, S Horwitz, M Duvic, R Talpur, M Vermeer, M Bagot, J Guitart, E Papadavid, J A Sanches, E Hodak, M Sugaya, E Berti, P Ortiz-Romero, N Pimpinelli, O Servitje, A Pileri, P L Zinzani, T Estrach, R Knobler, R Stadler, M T Fierro, S Alberti Violetti, I Amitay-Laish, C Antoniou, C Astrua, S Chaganti, F Child, A Combalia, S Fabbro, P Fava, V Grandi, C Jonak, E Martinez-Escala, M Kheterpal, E J Kim, C McCormack, T Miyagaki, D Miyashiro, S Morris, C Muniesa, V Nikolaou, G Ognibene, F Onida, S Osella-Abate, S Porkert, C Postigo-Llorente, C Ram-Wolff, S Ribero, K Rogers, M Sanlorenzo, R Stranzenbach, N Spaccarelli, A Stevens, D Zugna, A H Rook, L J Geskin, R Willemze, S Whittaker, R Hoppe, J Scarisbrick, Y Kim
Background: Advanced-stage mycosis fungoides (MF)/Sézary syndrome (SS) patients are weighted by an unfavorable prognosis and share an unmet clinical need of effective treatments. International guidelines are available detailing treatment options for the different stages but without recommending treatments in any particular order due to lack of comparative trials. The aims of this second CLIC study were to retrospectively analyze the pattern of care worldwide for advanced-stage MF/SS patients, the distribution of treatments according to geographical areas (USA versus non-USA), and whether the heterogeneity of approaches has potential impact on survival...
October 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960827/the-accuracy-of-patients-perceptions-of-the-risks-associated-with-localised-prostate-cancer-treatments
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Marie-Anne van Stam, Henk G van der Poel, Jochem R N van der Voort van Zyp, Corinne N Tillier, Simon Horenblas, Neil K Aaronson, J L H Ruud Bosch
OBJECTIVES: To assess the accuracy of patients' perceptions of the risks associated with localised prostate cancer treatments (radical prostatectomy [RP], radiotherapy [RT], and active surveillance [AS]), and to identify correlates of misperceptions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used baseline data (questionnaires completed after treatment information was provided but before treatment) of 426 patients with newly diagnosed localised prostate cancer who participated (87% response rate) in a prospective, longitudinal, multicentre study...
September 28, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954300/impact-of-radiotherapy-on-complications-and-patient-reported-outcomes-after-breast-reconstruction
#15
MULTICENTER STUDY
Reshma Jagsi, Adeyiza O Momoh, Ji Qi, Jennifer B Hamill, Jessica Billig, Hyungjin M Kim, Andrea L Pusic, Edwin G Wilkins
Background: Patients considering postmastectomy radiation and reconstruction require information regarding expected outcomes to make preference-concordant decisions. Methods: A prospective multicenter cohort study of women diagnosed with breast cancer at 11 centers between 2012 and 2015 compared complications and patient-reported outcomes of 622 irradiated and 1625 unirradiated patients who received reconstruction. Patient characteristics and outcomes between irradiated and unirradiated patients were analyzed using ttests for continuous variables and chi-square tests for categorical variables...
February 1, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947986/preoperative-short-vs-long-course-chemoradiotherapy-with-delayed-surgery-for-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Mi Joo Chung, Dong Wook Kim, Weon Kuu Chung, Suk Hwan Lee, Seung-Kyu Jeong, Jae Kwan Hwang, Choon Sik Jeong
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical outcomes between short-course chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and long-course CRT with delayed surgery in locally advanced rectal cancer patients. RESULTS: From 2010 to 2015, 19 patients were treated with short-course CRT and 53 patients were treated with LCRT. The sphincter-saving rate (89.5% vs. 94.3%, short-course CRT vs. long-course CRT), pathologic complete remission (21.1% vs. 13.2%), downstaging (47.4% vs. 26.4%), and treatment complications including anastomotic site leakage, bowel adhesion, and hematologic toxicity associated with short-course CRT were not significantly different from those associated with long-course CRT...
September 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938683/possible-benefits-from-post-mastectomy-radiotherapy-in-node-negative-breast-cancer-patients-a-multicenter-analysis-in-korea-krog-14-22
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Hae Jin Park, Kyung Hwan Shin, Jin Ho Kim, Seung Do Ahn, Su Ssan Kim, Yong Bae Kim, Won Park, Yeon-Joo Kim, Hyun Soo Shin, Jin Hee Kim, Sun Young Lee, Kyubo Kim, Kyung Ran Park, Bae Kwon Jeong
PURPOSE: This study was performed to identify a subset of patients who may benefit from post-mastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) among node-negative breast cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 1,828 patients with pT1-2N0 breast cancer, treated with mastectomy without PMRT from 2005 to 2010 at 10 institutions. Univariate and multivariate analyses for locoregional recurrence (LRR) and any first recurrence (AFR) were performed according to clinicopathologic factors and biologic subtypes...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936637/significant-prognostic-factors-affecting-treatment-outcomes-of-salivary-gland-carcinoma-a-multicenter-retrospective-analysis
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Shin-Ichi Yamada, Hiroshi Kurita, Takahiro Kamata, Tadaaki Kirita, Michihiro Ueda, Tetsuro Yamashita, Yoshihide Ota, Mitsunobu Otsuru, Nobuhiro Yamakawa, Masaya Okura, Tomonao Aikawa, Masahiro Umeda
The purpose of this study was to investigate the prognostic factor in salivary gland carcinoma patients. Clinical and pathological data of 211 consecutive patients who treated with curative intent were analyzed. The overall survival (OS) rate, local control rate, and distant metastasis rate were calculated. To examine a prognostic factor in salivary gland carcinoma patients, a multivariate analysis was performed. The 5-year-OS rate was 84.0%, and 10-year was 69.2%. The 5-year-local control rate was 84.6%, and 10-year was 70...
September 21, 2017: Odontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930810/oncological-outcomes-of-stage-ii-endometrial-cancer-a-retrospective-analysis-of-250-cases
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Nejat Ozgul, Gokhan Boyraz, Mehmet Coskun Salman, Murat Gultekin, Kunter Yuce, Akbar Ibrahimov, Anil Erturk, Kemal Gungorduk, Varol Gulseren, Muzaffer Sanci, Osman Turkmen, Alper Karalok, Gunsu Kimyon, Taner Turan, Nazli Topfedaisi Ozkan, Mehmet Mutlu Meydanli, Tayfun Gungor, Hulya Ayik, Tayup Simsek
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different surgical approaches, adjuvant therapy, and pathological characteristics on oncological outcomes in patients with 2009 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage II endometrial cancer (EC). METHODS: A multicenter, retrospective department database review was performed to identify patients with FIGO 2009 stage II EC who underwent surgical staging between 2002 and 2015 at 5 gynecologic oncology centers in Turkey...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919003/inter-observer-agreement-in-gtv-delineation-of-bone-metastases-on-ct-and-impact-of-mr-imaging-a-multicenter-study
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A S Gerlich, J M van der Velden, A N T J Kotte, C L Tseng, G Fanetti, W S C Eppinga, N Kasperts, M P W Intven, F A Pameijer, M E P Philippens, H M Verkooijen, E Seravalli
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The use of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) for bone metastases is increasing rapidly. Therefore, knowledge of the inter-observer differences in tumor volume delineation is essential to guarantee precise dose delivery. The aim of this study is to compare inter-observer agreement in bone metastases delineated on different imaging modalities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients with bone metastases treated with SBRT were selected...
September 14, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
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