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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723770/initial-application-of-transanal-endoscopic-microsurgery-for-high-risk-lower-rectal-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-after-imatinib-mesylate-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-case-report
#1
Qiaofei Liu, Guangxi Zhong, Weixun Zhou, Guole Lin
RATIONALE: The lower rectal gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a rare entity and warrants special attentions because of the considerations of preserving of anal and urinal functions. Neoadjuvant therapy with imatinib mesylate (IM) has achieved great success in GIST, which potentially extends the applications of function-preserving minimally invasive surgical procedures. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) is a well-developed minimally invasive technique for benign tumors in lower rectum...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723750/sphincter-preserving-surgery-for-low-middle-rectal-cancer-can-we-predict-feasibility-with-high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#2
Hai-Bin Zhu, Lin Wang, Zi-Yu Li, Xiao-Ting Li, Xiao-Yan Zhang, Ying-Shi Sun
The study proposed to evaluate the feasibility of predicting sphincter-sparing surgery (SSS) preoperatively in low-middle rectal cancer by using magnetic resonance (MR).The study included both retrospective and prospective design. In the retrospective design, the distance from lower edge of tumor to upper margin of the internal sphincter (Dis1) and distance to anal verge (Dis2) were measured on MR, the distance to anal verge recorded by colonoscopy (Dis3) and digital rectal examination (Dis4) were also obtained...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723668/a-rare-case-of-esophageal-metastasis-from-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#3
Lauren M Rosati, Megan N Kummerlowe, Justin Poling, Amy Hacker-Prietz, Amol K Narang, Eun J Shin, Dung T Le, Elliot K Fishman, Ralph H Hruban, Stephen C Yang, Matthew J Weiss, Joseph M Herman
PURPOSE: We report a very unique case of an esophageal metastasis from a pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) primary. METHODS: After obtaining consent from the patient, all relevant records of the case were obtained and retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: At presentation, the patient was diagnosed with synchronous pancreatic and esophageal cancer. He received six months of neoadjuvant therapy including FOLFIRINOX (5-fluorouracil, leucovorin, irinotecan, and oxaliplatin) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) to the pancreatic tumor followed by a combined pancreaticoduodenectomy and Ivor Lewis esophagectomy...
June 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722086/-current-surgical-strategy-of-locally-recurrent-rectal-cancer
#4
Xin Wang, Yong Jiang
The incidence of locally recurrent rectal cancer (LRRC) is less than 10% following treatment for primary rectal cancer, while LRRC usually has serious symptoms and a very low survival rate when lack of treatment. For further efficacy improvement of LRRC operation, recent research topics include preoperative precise evaluation, correct decision, reasonable individual treatment by multidisciplinary collaboration. Surgery remains the only option for potential cure. Studies show R0 resection is the most important prognostic factor...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722084/-postoperative-complications-after-rectal-cancer-surgery-and-management
#5
Jin Gu, Qingkun Gao
Although neoadjuvant treatment such as radiotherapy, even chemoradiotherapy has already widely used in middle-low rectal cancer, surgery remains the mainstay of therapy for patients with rectal cancer. Because neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy combined with surgery was adopted for the locally advanced rectal cancer as a standard treatment based on guidelines, postoperative complications of rectal cancer surgery caused surgeons attention and concern gradually. Some severe complications should seriously affect patient's quality of life, even patient's survival...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721349/hepatocellular-carcinoma-early-stage-management-challenges
#6
REVIEW
Derek J Erstad, Kenneth K Tanabe
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major cause of cancer death and is increasing in incidence. This review focuses on HCC surveillance and treatment of early-stage disease, which are essential to improving outcomes. Multiple societies have published HCC surveillance guidelines, but screening efforts have been limited by noncompliance and overall lack of testing for patients with undiagnosed chronic liver disease. Treatment of early-stage HCC has become increasingly complex due to expanding therapeutic options and better outcomes with established treatments...
2017: Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720424/participation-of-colon-and-rectal-fellows-in-robotic-rectal-cancer-surgery-effect-on-surgical-outcomes
#7
Danielle Collins, Nikolaos Machairas, Emilie Duchalais, Ron G Landmann, Amit Merchea, Dorin T Colibaseanu, Scott R Kelley, Kellie L Mathis, Eric J Dozois, David W Larson
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether involvement of colon and rectal fellows has an effect on short-term surgical and oncological outcomes in robotic rectal cancer surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From a dataset of 263 robotic-assisted rectal cancer operations, 114 case-matched patients over a 5-year period (January 2010-December 2015) were included in the study. Patients who underwent resection with and without fellow involvement were compared. Cases were matched according to age, body mass index, neoadjuvant therapy, and tumor location...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719890/effect-of-neoadjuvant-nab-paclitaxel-plus-gemcitabine-therapy-on-overall-survival-in-patients-with-borderline-resectable-pancreatic-cancer-a-prospective-multicenter-phase-ii-trial-nac-ga-trial
#8
Ken-Ichi Okada, Toshio Shimokawa, Seiko Hirono, Manabu Kawai, Masayuki Sho, Sohei Satoi, Ippei Matsumoto, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshiaki Murakami, Suguru Yamada, Mariko Doi, Hiroki Yamaue
We conducted a prospective multicenter phase II trial of patients with borderline resectable pancreatic carcinoma to investigate the efficacy of neoadjuvant nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine therapy on overall survival (OS). The clinical trial primarily evaluated OS time from the first day of protocol therapy as a primary endpoint. The secondary endpoints were recurrence-free survival from the first day of protocol therapy, safety of the protocol therapy (adverse effect), morbidity based on the Clavien Dindo classification of more than III, response rate, preoperative/postoperative tumor marker (CA 19-9, CEA), rate of normalization, reduction rate of the maximum standardized uptake value on positron emission tomography-computed tomography (limited to institutions where positron emission tomography-computed tomography was available), chemotherapeutic effect grade based on Evans' classification, resection rate, R0 resection rate, surgical data (operative time, blood loss, transfusion, postoperative hospital day), overall morbidity rates (reoperation, rate of readmission, mortality), patient rate in postoperative adjuvant therapy (entry rate, completion rate), dose intensity, quality of life regarding fatigue and malaise assessed by the questionnaire of FACIT-F (Japanese version), and peripheral sensory neuropathy assessed by the questionnaire of the FACT/GOG-NTX subscale (version 4; Japanese version)...
July 19, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718038/reappraisal-of-staging-laparoscopy-for-patients-with-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-a-contemporary-analysis-of-1001-patients
#9
Zhi Ven Fong, Donna Marie L Alvino, Carlos Fernández-Del Castillo, Winta T Mehtsun, Ilaria Pergolini, Andrew L Warshaw, David C Chang, Keith D Lillemoe, Cristina R Ferrone
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in imaging and the increasing use of neoadjuvant therapy puts the contemporary utility of staging laparoscopy for patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) into question. This study aimed to develop a prognostic score to optimize prevention of an unnecessary laparotomy and minimize the rate for unnecessary laparoscopy. METHODS: Clinicopathologic data were evaluated for all patients undergoing surgical intervention for PDAC between 2001 and 2015, who were stratified into group 1 (2001-2008) and group 2 (2009-2014)...
July 17, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718033/a-new-clinical-trial-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-combined-with-transoral-robotic-surgery-and-customized-adjuvant-therapy-for-patients-with-t3-or-t4-oropharyngeal-cancer
#10
Young Min Park, Chan Min Jung, Dongchul Cha, Da Hee Kim, Hye Ryun Kim, Ki Chang Keum, Nam Hoon Cho, Se-Heon Kim
BACKGROUND: A prospective clinical trial of combination neoadjuvant chemotherapy, transoral robotic surgery (TORS), and customized adjuvant therapy for patients with locally advanced oropharyngeal cancer was conducted. METHODS: Between July 2009 and October 2016, 31 patients were enrolled in this clinical trial. RESULTS: The primary lesions were located in the tonsils of 27 patients and in the base of the tongue of 4 patients. Of the 31 patients, 16 (51...
July 17, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717760/pilot-survey-of-breast-cancer-management-in-sub-saharan-africa
#11
Verna D N K Vanderpuye, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Dezheng Huo
PURPOSE: To understand the current state of breast cancer management in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: We conducted an anonymous online survey of breast cancer management among African Organization for Research and Treatment in Cancer (AORTIC) members by using a 42-question structured questionnaire in both English and French in 2013. RESULTS: Twenty members from 19 facilities in 14 countries responded to the survey. Twelve members (60%) belonged to a multidisciplinary breast cancer team...
June 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717739/liver-metastasectomy-and-systemic-therapy-improve-overall-survival-compared-with-surgery-alone-after-curative-liver-resection-of-colorectal-metastases-in-a-developing-country-costa-rica
#12
Paula Quesada-Soto, Denis Landaverde, Allan Ramos-Esquivel
BACKGROUND: Resection of liver-isolated metastases of colorectal cancer (CRC) offers the greatest likelihood of cure. Nevertheless, recurrence rates after this procedure are high, and chemotherapy is a reasonable choice with inconclusive evidence. We aimed to determine if there is a survival difference between patients receiving systemic therapy with surgery versus surgery alone for resection of liver metastases. METHODS: From a source population of 170 patients treated in our National Centre (Centro Nacional de Cirugía Hepatobiliar, San José, Costa Rica), with liver metastases from various primary sites, we selected 51 patients with CRC who underwent hepatic resection with curative intent...
February 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717704/significance-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-assessed-tumor-response-for-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-treated-with-preoperative-long-course-chemoradiation
#13
Mohamed Salah Fayaz, Gerges Attia Demian, Wael Moftah Fathallah, Heba El-Sayed Eissa, Mustafa Shawki El-Sherify, Sadeq Abozlouf, Thomas George, Suzanne Mona Samir
PURPOSE: To study the predictive and prognostic value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-assessed tumor response after long-course neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced rectal cancer. METHODS: This study included 79 patients who had T3 or T4 and/or N+ rectal cancer treated with long-course neoadjuvant chemoradiation. MRI-assessed tumor regression grade (mrTRG) was assessed in 64 patients. MRIs were reviewed by the study radiologist. Surgical and pathologic reports for those who underwent surgery were reviewed...
August 2016: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717399/fulvestrant-in-advanced-breast-cancer-evidence-to-date-and-place-in-therapy
#14
REVIEW
Katalin Boér
Breast cancer is a classical hormone-dependent tumour; therefore, endocrine therapy is the mainstay of treatment for hormone receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor 2-negative advanced breast cancer. Until recently, classical endocrine agents such as tamoxifen, steroidal and nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors and fulvestrant have been widely used in postmenopausal patients to treat locally advanced or metastatic disease. However, for patients with this subtype of breast cancer, the landscape of endocrine therapy is rapidly changing...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716438/the-impact-of-knowledge-transfer-on-the-detection-of-venous-invasion-in-colorectal-cancer
#15
Richard Kirsch, Naziheh Assarzadegan, David E Messenger, Ari Juda, Robert H Riddell, Aaron Pollett, Catherine J Streutker, Dimitrios X Divaris, Ken J Newell, Russell G Price, Sharyn Smith, Sahar Al-Haddad, Jeremy R Parfitt, David K Driman
Venous invasion (VI) is an independent predictor of hematogenous metastasis and mortality in colorectal cancer (CRC), yet remains widely under-reported. Its detection may require recognition of subtle morphologic clues which at times are only unmasked with an elastin stain. This study evaluates the impact of a knowledge transfer initiative (KTI) on VI detection in a "real world" pathology practice setting. Following participation in an interobserver variability study of VI detection (Kirsch et al 2013), twelve participants received educational materials highlighting key issues in VI detection...
July 14, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715532/germline-mutation-status-pathological-complete-response-and-disease-free-survival-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-secondary-analysis-of-the-geparsixto-randomized-clinical-trial
#16
Eric Hahnen, Bianca Lederer, Jan Hauke, Sibylle Loibl, Sandra Kröber, Andreas Schneeweiss, Carsten Denkert, Peter A Fasching, Jens U Blohmer, Christian Jackisch, Stefan Paepke, Bernd Gerber, Sherko Kümmel, Christian Schem, Guido Neidhardt, Jens Huober, Kerstin Rhiem, Serban Costa, Janine Altmüller, Claus Hanusch, Holger Thiele, Volkmar Müller, Peter Nürnberg, Thomas Karn, Valentina Nekljudova, Michael Untch, Gunter von Minckwitz, Rita K Schmutzler
Importance: The GeparSixto trial provided evidence that the addition of neoadjuvant carboplatin to a regimen consisting of anthracycline, taxane, and bevacizumab increases pathological complete response (pCR) rates in patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). Whether BRCA1 and BRCA2 germline mutation status affects treatment outcome remains elusive. Objective: To determine whether BRCA1 and BRCA2 germline mutation status affects therapy response in patients with TNBC...
July 13, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712164/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-carboplatin-paclitaxel-based-chemoradiation-for-localized-oesophageal-cancer
#17
Maria Qubtia, Yasir Ishaq, Kiran Munawar, Farhana Badar, Ather Kazmi
BACKGROUND: The management of Oesophageal and Gastroesophageal junction cancers is challenging. Multimodality therapy with carboplatin/paclitaxel based chemoradiation (CRT) and surgery shows improved efficacy. In this study, we wanted to establish the efficacy and safety of CRT for neoadjuvant and radical treatment of localized oesophageal cancer. METHODS: Patients with oesophageal cancer, registered between September 2013 and October 2014 were reviewed retrospectively...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710797/surgical-treatment-associated-with-improved-survival-in-patients-with-cutaneous-angiosarcoma
#18
O Trofymenko, C Curiel-Lewandrowski
Cutaneous angiosarcoma is a rare aggressive vasoformative neoplasm of the skin with a poor prognosis.(1) The neoplasm preferentially involves areas of head and neck and usually diagnosed in advanced stage.(1, 2) The neoplasm accounts for only 2% of soft-tissue sarcomas in the U.S. and most often affects elderly white males, patients treated with radiation, and individuals with certain chronic lymphatic disorders.(3) Surgery with or without adjuvant or neoadjuvant radiation therapy (RT) is considered the mainstay of therapy...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710540/home-based-exercise-during-preoperative-therapy-for-pancreatic-cancer
#19
An Ngo-Huang, Nathan H Parker, Xuemei Wang, Maria Q B Petzel, David Fogelman, Keri L Schadler, Eduardo Bruera, Jason B Fleming, Jeffrey E Lee, Matthew H G Katz
PURPOSE: Exercise concurrent with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and/or chemoradiation for pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) may mitigate the decline in function that may occur as a result of the disease or its treatment in the preoperative period. The primary objective of this single-arm prospective trial was to determine adherence to a home-based exercise program administered during preoperative therapy. METHODS: Twenty patients from a quaternary cancer center with potentially resectable PDAC were enrolled...
July 15, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710342/vincristine-ifosfamide-and-doxorubicin-for-initial-treatment-of-ewing-sarcoma-in-adults
#20
Michael J Wagner, Vancheswaran Gopalakrishnan, Vinod Ravi, J Andrew Livingston, Anthony P Conley, Dejka Araujo, Neeta Somaiah, Maria A Zarzour, Ravin Ratan, Wei-Lien Wang, Shreyaskumar R Patel, Alexander Lazar, Joseph A Ludwig, Robert S Benjamin
BACKGROUND: There are no clinical trials specifically addressing chemotherapy for adults with Ewing sarcoma (ES). Five-year event-free survival (EFS) of adults on pediatric studies of ES (44%-47%) is worse than that of children treated with the same therapy (69%). The object of this study was to review the results of therapy with vincristine, ifosfamide, and doxorubicin (VID) in the multidisciplinary treatment of adults with ES at our institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Charts for adults treated for ES from 1995 to 2011 were retrospectively reviewed...
July 14, 2017: Oncologist
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