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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913448/targeting-inflammation-in-cancer-prevention-and-therapy
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Jelena Todoric, Laura Antonucci, Michael Karin
Inflammation is associated with the development and malignant progression of most cancers. As most of the cell types involved in cancer-associated inflammation are genetically stable and thus are not subjected to rapid emergence of drug resistance, the targeting of inflammation represents an attractive strategy both for cancer prevention and for cancer therapy. Tumor-extrinsic inflammation is caused by many factors, including bacterial and viral infections, autoimmune diseases, obesity, tobacco smoking, asbestos exposure, and excessive alcohol consumption, all of which increase cancer risk and stimulate malignant progression...
December 2016: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904861/a-recent-advance-in-image-guided-locoregional-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Yaoping Shi, Bo Zhai
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common cancer worldwide and the third most common cause of cancer-related deaths. Hepatic resection and liver transplantation are considered to be the preferred treatment for HCC. However, as novel therapeutic options such as image-guided locoregional therapies have emerged and been refined, the manner in which HCC is treated has changed dramatically compared with what it was considered just 2 decades earlier. SUMMARY: This study reviews the current results of various image-guided locoregional therapies for treating HCC, especially focusing on thermal ablative and transarterial techniques...
October 2016: Gastrointestinal Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903184/microinvasive-tumor-endoresection-in-combination-with-ocular-stereotactic-radiosurgery
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Oleg A Sinyavskiy, Roman L Troyanovsky, Pavel I Ivanov, Alexandr S Golovin, Andrey V Tibilov, Svetlana N Solonina, Anna M Astapenko, Irina S Zubatkina
OBJECTIVE The use of Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) as monotherapy in the treatment of uveal melanoma (UM) allows clinicians to achieve high local tumor control with low recurrence but does not prevent secondary enucleation due to glaucoma in cases of large tumors. The authors analyzed indications for tumor endoresection (ER), the time interval between irradiation and surgery, and the features and results of performing ER for UM after GKRS. METHODS Thirty-seven patients between 28 and 78 years of age (16 male and 11 female patients) with UM underwent GKRS with a dose of 70 to 80 Gy that was applied to the center of the tumor with complete immobilization of the eye during the procedure...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899882/tumor-metabolism-the-ketogenic-diet-and-%C3%AE-hydroxybutyrate-novel-approaches-to-adjuvant-brain-tumor-therapy
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Eric C Woolf, Nelofer Syed, Adrienne C Scheck
Malignant brain tumors are devastating despite aggressive treatments such as surgical resection, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The average life expectancy of patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma is approximately ~18 months. It is clear that increased survival of brain tumor patients requires the design of new therapeutic modalities, especially those that enhance currently available treatments and/or limit tumor growth. One novel therapeutic arena is the metabolic dysregulation that results in an increased need for glucose in tumor cells...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898173/an-update-on-larynx-cancer
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Conor E Steuer, Mark El-Deiry, Jason R Parks, Kristin A Higgins, Nabil F Saba
Answer questions and earn CME/CNE Laryngeal cancer remains one of the most common tumors of the respiratory tract. Fortunately, significant advancements have been made over the past decade in the treatment of laryngeal cancer. Although surgery has been the historical mainstay for localized disease and still is an integral part of treatment, nonsurgical options like radiation and systemic therapy have emerged as viable options. In addition, in the metastatic setting, novel agents are showing promise for this patient population...
November 29, 2016: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886933/the-role-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Francisco Leyva
Randomized, controlled trials have shown that cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is beneficial in patients with heart failure, impaired left ventricular (LV) systolic function, and a wide QRS complex. Other studies have shown that targeting the LV pacing site can also improve patient outcomes. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a radiation-free imaging modality that provides unparalleled spatial resolution. In addition, emerging data suggest that targeted LV lead deployment over viable myocardium improves the outcome of patients undergoing CRT...
January 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878478/liver-resection-after-selective-internal-radiation-therapy-with-yttrium-90-is-safe-and-feasible-a-bi-institutional-analysis
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G Paul Wright, J Wallis Marsh, Manish K Varma, Michael G Doherty, David L Bartlett, Mathew H Chung
BACKGROUND: Treatment with yttrium-90 (Y90) microspheres has emerged as a viable liver-directed therapy for patients with unresectable tumors and those outside transplantation criteria. A select number of patients demonstrate a favorable response and become candidates for surgical resection. METHODS: Patients who underwent selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) with Y90 microspheres at two institutions were reviewed. Patients who underwent liver resection were included in the study...
November 22, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877246/recent-advances-of-light-mediated-theranostics
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Xiangzhao Ai, Jing Mu, Bengang Xing
Currently, precision theranostics have been extensively demanded for the effective treatment of various human diseases. Currently, efficient therapy at the targeted disease areas still remains challenging since most available drug molecules lack of selectivity to the pathological sites. Among different approaches, light-mediated therapeutic strategy has recently emerged as a promising and powerful tool to precisely control the activation of therapeutic reagents and imaging probes in vitro and in vivo, mostly attributed to its unique properties including minimally invasive capability and highly spatiotemporal resolution...
2016: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863171/radiation-therapy-students-perceptions-of-their-learning-from-participation-in-communication-skills-training-an-innovative-approach
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Gay M Dungey, Hazel A Neser
INTRODUCTION: Communication skills training has been progressively integrated into the Bachelor of Radiation Therapy programme in New Zealand throughout the last 3 years. This innovative study aimed to explore students' perceptions of their learning from participation in communication skills workshops. The purpose was to expose students to a variety of common clinical situations that they could encounter as a student radiation therapist. METHODS: Common scenarios from the radiation therapy setting were developed, using trained actors as a standardised patient, staff member or member of the public...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861324/laser-ablation-of-recurrent-malignant-gliomas-current-status-and-future-perspective
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Analiz Rodriguez, Stephen B Tatter
: Recurrent malignant glioma continues to be a clinical challenge, and repeat surgery is an option in only select patients. Stereotactic laser ablation, a new minimally invasive technique, can be used as an alternative to surgery. We review the current literature on laser ablation for recurrent malignant gliomas as well as discuss practical and theoretical advantages and disadvantages of this emerging technique in comparison with repeat surgery or radiation. We also discuss the potential for laser ablation to augment adjuvant therapies, namely, chemotherapy, radiation, and immunotherapy...
December 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861323/stereotactic-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-for-recurrent-high-grade-gliomas
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Ian Lee, Steven Kalkanis, Constantinos G Hadjipanayis
BACKGROUND: The value of maximal safe cytoreductive surgery in recurrent high-grade gliomas (HGGs) is gaining wider acceptance. However, patients may harbor recurrent tumors that may be difficult to access with open surgery. Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) is emerging as a technique for treating a variety of brain pathologies, including primary and metastatic tumors, radiation necrosis, and epilepsy. OBJECTIVE: To review the role of LITT in the treatment of recurrent HGGs, for which current treatments have limited efficacy, and to discuss the possible role of LITT in the disruption of the blood-brain barrier to increase delivery of chemotherapy locoregionally...
December 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857781/delayed-hemorrhage-after-surgery-and-radiation-in-suprasellar-pilocytic-astrocytomas
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REVIEW
Mazda K Turel, Tim-Rasmus Kiehl, Fred Gentili
Delayed intracranial hemorrhage is a rare complication of treatment for central nervous system tumors. This may be secondary to malignant transformation of the tumor or vasculopathy related to radiation therapy (RT). While most reports on radiation-induced vasculopathy in children with optic pathway gliomas are associated with ischemic complications, there are only two reports of hemorrhagic complications in these patients. In both cases, the hemorrhage was asymptomatic and remote from the site of the original tumor but within the field of irradiation...
July 2016: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835762/il-15-signaling-in-nk-cell-cancer-immunotherapy
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Jai Rautela, Nicholas D Huntington
While cancer has been traditionally treated by chemotherapy, radiation, targeted therapies and surgery, a fifth pillar of cancer treatment, immunotherapy, has emerged over the past 10 years and revolutionized our war on cancer. The benchmark for drugs in this category has been set by the development of CD8 T cell checkpoint (CTLA-4 and PD-1/PD-L1) inhibitors. These therapies effectively expand and reactivate the pool of tumor-specific T cells leading to objective response rates of up to 50% in patients with certain cancers...
November 8, 2016: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826200/a-current-perspective-on-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-pancreatic-cancer
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Julian C Hong, Brian G Czito, Christopher G Willett, Manisha Palta
Pancreatic cancer is a formidable malignancy with poor outcomes. The majority of patients are unable to undergo resection, which remains the only potentially curative treatment option. The management of locally advanced (unresectable) pancreatic cancer is controversial; however, treatment with either chemotherapy or chemoradiation is associated with high rates of local tumor progression and metastases development, resulting in low survival rates. An emerging local modality is stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), which uses image-guided, conformal, high-dose radiation...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809598/emerging-targeted-therapy-for-glioma
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Julie J Miller, Patrick Y Wen
Gliomas are the most common malignant primary brain tumors in adults. Despite aggressive treatment with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, these tumors are incurable and invariably recur. Molecular characterization of these tumors in recent years has advanced our understanding of gliomagenesis and offered an array of pathways that can be specifically targeted. Areas Covered: The most commonly dysregulated signaling pathways found in gliomas will be discussed, as well as the biologic importance of these disrupted pathways and how each may contribute to tumor development...
November 4, 2016: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807994/treatment-of-osseous-metastases-using-the-spinal-tumor-ablation-with-radiofrequency-star-system
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Yuntong Ma, Adam N Wallace, Thomas P Madaelil, Jack W Jennings
Percutaneous ablation is an emerging, minimally invasive therapy for patients with osseous metastases who have not responded or have contraindications to radiation therapy. Goals of therapy are pain relief, and in some cases, prevention of local tumor progression. Areas covered: The epidemiology, pathophysiology, natural history, and traditional management of metastatic bone disease are reviewed. Novel features of the Spinal Tumor Ablation with Radiofrequency (STAR) System (DFINE, San Jose, CA) that facilitate treatment of osseous metastases are described, including the bipolar electrode, extensible distal tip that can be curved up to 90°, and inclusion of thermocouples that enable real-time monitoring of the ablation zone volume...
November 14, 2016: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806617/the-visible-signal-responsible-for-proton-therapy-dosimetry-using-bare-optical-fibers-is-not-%C3%A4-erenkov-radiation
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Arash Darafsheh, Reza Taleei, Alireza Kassaee, Jarod C Finlay
PURPOSE: Proton beam dosimetry using bare plastic optical fibers has emerged as a simple approach to proton beam dosimetry. The source of the signal in this method has been attributed to Čerenkov radiation. The aim of this work was a phenomenological study of the nature of the visible light responsible for the signal in bare fiber optic dosimetry of proton therapy beams. METHODS: Plastic fiber optic probes embedded in solid water phantoms were irradiated with proton beams of energies 100, 180, and 225 MeV produced by a proton therapy cyclotron...
November 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780661/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-and-radiation-therapy-induced-immuno-modulation-comparison-and-potential-opportunities
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REVIEW
Roberta Cirincione, Federica Maria Di Maggio, Giusi Irma Forte, Luigi Minafra, Valentina Bravatà, Laura Castiglia, Vincenzo Cavalieri, Giovanni Borasi, Giorgio Russo, Domenico Lio, Cristina Messa, Maria Carla Gilardi, Francesco Paolo Cammarata
In recent years, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has emerged as a new and promising non-invasive and non-ionizing ablative technique for the treatment of localized solid tumors. Extensive pre-clinical and clinical studies have evidenced that, in addition to direct destruction of the primary tumor, HIFU-thermoablation may elicit long-term systemic host anti-tumor immunity. In particular, an important consequence of HIFU treatment includes the release of tumor-associated antigens (TAAs), the secretion of immuno-suppressing factors by cancer cells and the induction of cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) activity...
October 22, 2016: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754424/hypericin-in-the-dark-foe-or-ally-in-photodynamic-therapy
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Veronika Huntosova, Katarina Stroffekova
Photosensitizers (PSs) in photodynamic therapy (PDT) are, in most cases, administered systemically with preferential accumulation in malignant tissues; however, exposure of non-malignant tissues to PS may also be clinically relevant, when PS molecules affect the pro-apoptotic cascade without illumination. Hypericin (Hyp) as PS and its derivatives have long been studied, regarding their photodynamic and photocytotoxic characteristics. Hyp and its derivatives have displayed light-activated antiproliferative and cytotoxic effects in many tumor cell lines without cytotoxicity in the dark...
October 14, 2016: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752629/pulmonary-embolism-the-diagnosis-risk-stratification-treatment-and-disposition-of-emergency-department-patients
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Daniel Corrigan, Christiana Prucnal, Christopher Kabrhel
The diagnosis or exclusion of pulmonary embolism (PE) remains challenging for emergency physicians. Symptoms can be vague or non-existent, and the clinical presentation shares features with many other common diagnoses. Diagnostic testing is complicated, as biomarkers, like the D-dimer, are frequently false positive, and imaging, like computed tomography pulmonary angiography, carries risks of radiation and contrast dye exposure. It is therefore incumbent on emergency physicians to be both vigilant and thoughtful about this diagnosis...
September 2016: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
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