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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211482/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-followed-by-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-versus-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-alone-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients-with-cervical-nodal-necrosis
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Mei Lan, Chunyan Chen, Ying Huang, Li Tian, Zhijun Duan, Fei Han, Junfang Liao, Meiling Deng, Terence T Sio, Anussara Prayongrat, Lie Zheng, Shaoxiong Wu, Taixiang Lu
The effectiveness of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) followed by concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) compared with CCRT alone in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients who presented with cervical nodal necrosis (CNN) is unknown. A total of 792 patients with stage T1-4N1-3M0 NPC and presented with CNN based on magnetic resonance imaging were retrospectively reviewed. Propensity score matching method was used to balance treatment arms for baseline characteristics. Eventually, 508 patients were propensity-matched on a 1:1 basis to create two groups (NACT + CCRT and CCRT groups)...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210563/neoadjuvant-therapy-for-treatment-of-breast-cancer-the-way-forward-or-simply-a-convenient-option-for-patients
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COMMENT
Abhishek Chatterjee, John K Erban
The complexity of managing early stage breast cancer is well known. Optimal treatment is increasingly multidisciplinary and in the modern era informed by sophisticated molecular tools to help select and guide therapy. Major phase III trials have determined that the order of systemic therapy relative to surgery does not influence important endpoints such as event free survival and overall survival (OS), but questions remain as to how best to utilize these most essential services. For example, there is still uncertainty regarding the ideal timing, intensity, and duration of proposed therapy...
February 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210548/does-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-affect-morbidity-mortality-reoperations-or-readmissions-in-patients-undergoing-lumpectomy-or-mastectomy-for-breast-cancer
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Jeffrey Landercasper, Barbara Bennie, Mallory S Bray, Choua A Vang, Jared H Linebarger
BACKGROUND: The influence of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) prior to breast cancer surgery on postoperative complications is unclear. Our objective was to determine whether NAC was associated with postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing lumpectomy or mastectomy without reconstruction. METHODS: Patients meeting inclusion criteria were identified from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database participant user files from 2005 through 2012, after which NSQIP discontinued the NAC variable...
February 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210546/time-interval-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-to-surgery-in-breast-cancer-how-long-is-acceptable
#4
EDITORIAL
Tae-Kyung Yoo, Hyeong-Gon Moon, Wonshik Han, Dong-Young Noh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209975/the-attention-network-changes-in-breast-cancer-patients-receiving-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-evidence-from-an-arterial-spin-labeling-perfusion-study
#5
Xingui Chen, Xiaoxuan He, Longxiang Tao, Huaidong Cheng, Jingjing Li, Jingjie Zhang, Bensheng Qiu, Yongqiang Yu, Kai Wang
To investigate the neural mechanisms underlying attention deficits that are related to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in combination with cerebral perfusion. Thirty one patients with breast cancer who were scheduled to receive neoadjuvant chemotherapy and 34 healthy control subjects were included. The patients completed two assessments of the attention network tasks (ANT), neuropsychological background tests, and the arterial spin labeling scan, which were performed before neoadjuvant chemotherapy and after completing chemotherapy...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209330/role-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-detection-of-pathologic-complete-remission-in-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Yan-Lin Gu, Si-Meng Pan, Jie Ren, Zhi-Xue Yang, Guo-Qin Jiang
Pathologic complete remission after neoadjuvant chemotherapy has a role in guiding the management of breast cancer. The present meta-analysis examined the accuracy of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (CE-MRI) and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) in detecting the response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and compared CE-MRI with ultrasonography, mammography, and positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). Medical subject heading terms and related keywords were searched to generate a compilation of eligible studies...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205193/new-therapeutic-strategies-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Borbála Székely, Andrea L M Silber, Lajos Pusztai
Relatively few clinically important therapeutic advances have occurred in the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) since the introduction of taxanes as adjuvant therapy over 20 years ago. However, this is rapidly changing due to a variety of conceptually important clinical trials and emerging new options such as immune checkpoint inhibitors and antibody-drug conjugates. Evidence also increasingly supports that platinum drugs and inhibitors of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase, or PARP, are particularly effective in the treatment of germline BRCA-mutant cancers, including TNBC...
February 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205044/clinical-tumor-stage-is-the-most-important-predictor-of-pathological-complete-response-rate-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer-patients
#8
Briete Goorts, Thiemo J A van Nijnatten, Linda de Munck, Martine Moossdorff, Esther M Heuts, Maaike de Boer, Marc B I Lobbes, Marjolein L Smidt
BACKGROUND: Pathological complete response (pCR) is the ultimate response in breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NCT). It might be a surrogate outcome for disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS). We studied the effect of clinical tumor stage (cT-stage) on tumor pCR and the effect of pCR per cT-stage on 5-year OS and DFS. METHODS: Using the Netherlands Cancer Registry, all primary invasive breast cancer patients treated with NCT from 2005 until 2008 were identified...
February 15, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203424/a-phase-iii-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-of-neo-adjuvant-chemotherapy-paclitaxel-plus-cisplatin-versus-surgery-alone-for-stage-iia-iiib-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yan Zheng, Yin Li, Xianben Liu, Ruixiang Zhang, Zongfei Wang, Haibo Sun, Shilei Liu
BACKGROUND: The survival benefits of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for esophagus squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains controversial. The surgical procedure was not well defined in NAC strategy, in past trials. The different surgical procedure and different levels of lymphadenectomy may decrease the survival benefits from NAC. The new chemotherapy regimen with paclitaxel is promising. The purpose of this study is to confirm the superiority of paclitaxel, cisplatin and McKeown esophagectomy with total two-field lymphadenectomy compared with surgery alone for ESCC...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203111/unresectable-hepatoblastoma-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Angela D Trobaugh-Lotrario, Rebecka L Meyers, Allison F O'Neill, James H Feusner
Although rare, hepatoblastoma is the most common pediatric liver tumor. Complete resection is a critical component for cure; however, most patients will have tumors that are not resected at diagnosis. For these patients, administration of neoadjuvant chemotherapy renders tumors resectable in most patients. For patients whose tumors remain unresectable after chemotherapy, liver transplantation is indicated (in the absence of active unresectable metastatic disease). In patients whose tumors remain unresectable after conventional chemotherapy, interventional techniques may serve as a promising option to reduce tumor size, decrease systemic toxicity, decrease need for liver transplantation, and increase feasibility of tumor resection...
2017: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202211/the-risk-of-postoperative-complications-and-functional-impairment-after-multimodality-treatment-for-limb-and-trunk-wall-soft-tissue-sarcoma-long-term-results-from-a-monocentric-series
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E Stoeckle, A Michot, L Rigal, F Babre, P Sargos, B Henriques de Figueiredo, V Brouste, A Italiano, M Toulmonde, F Le Loarer, M Kind
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Conservative surgery for soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) within multimodality treatment attempts to reconcile two contradictory requirements: assuring a good oncological outcome through a wide resection and preserving the function. The aim of our study is to verify whether our conservative approach to STS met these objectives. METHODS: A retrospective database analysis was performed in adults with primary limb or trunk wall STS operated in a single center from 1989 to 2012...
February 3, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28200088/mri-assessment-and-outcomes-in-patients-receiving-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-only-for-primary-rectal-cancer-longterm-results-from-the-gemcad-0801-trial
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U B Patel, G Brown, I Machado, J Santos-Cores, C Pericay, E Ballesteros, A Salud, M Isabel-Gil, C Montagut, J Maurel, J Ramón-Ayuso, C Fernandez-Martos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198168/clinical-statistics-of-gynecologic-cancers-in-japan
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REVIEW
Wataru Yamagami, Satoru Nagase, Fumiaki Takahashi, Kazuhiko Ino, Toru Hachisuga, Daisuke Aoki, Hidetaka Katabuchi
Cervical, endometrial, and ovarian cancers, have both high morbidity and mortality among the gynecologic malignant tumors in Japan. The present study was conducted using both the population-based cancer registry and the gynecologic cancer registry to elucidate the characteristics of gynecologic malignant tumors in Japan. Based on nationwide estimates from the population-based cancer registry in Japan, the morbidities and mortality of cervical, endometrial, and ovarian cancers were obtained and used for analysis...
March 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197838/the-growing-role-of-cdk4-6-inhibitors-in-treating-hormone-receptor-positive-advanced-breast-cancer
#14
REVIEW
Ami N Shah, Massimo Cristofanilli
Single-agent endocrine therapy has been the standard therapeutic choice for the management of hormone receptor (HR)-positive, Her2-negative advanced breast cancer (ABC) for decades. However, the rapidly accumulating data regarding the biological role and safety of CDK4/6 inhibitors and the first-in-class approval of palbociclib have made these novel agents an essential component of treatment for HR-positive ABC. In the frontline setting, palbociclib in combination with endocrine therapy showed an improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) by 10 months to nearly 25 months when compared with endocrine therapy alone and a clinical benefit rate (CBR = stable disease >24 weeks + partial response + complete response) of 85%...
January 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196771/liver-metastases-from-breast-cancer-what-role-for-surgery-indications-and-results
#15
REVIEW
Nicolas Golse, René Adam
Liver metastases from breast cancer (LMBC) have long been considered as a systemic disease because of the hematological route of dissemination, requiring noncurative management. In fact, despite recent advances in drug therapies personalized to tumor phenotype, the chances of a cure are nil and there is little hope of long-term survivors after nonsurgical management alone. By contrast, there is a growing evidence in the literature for satisfactory long-term results after a combination of chemotherapy and liver resection, with 5-year survival reaching >40% in some series...
January 9, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196257/association-between-use-of-a-scalp-cooling-device-and-alopecia-after-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer
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Hope S Rugo, Paula Klein, Susan Anitra Melin, Sara A Hurvitz, Michelle E Melisko, Anne Moore, Glen Park, Jules Mitchel, Erika Bågeman, Ralph B D'Agostino, Elizabeth S Ver Hoeve, Laura Esserman, Tessa Cigler
Importance: Chemotherapy-induced alopecia is a common and distressing adverse effect. In previous studies of scalp cooling to prevent chemotherapy-induced alopecia, conclusions have been limited. Objectives: To evaluate whether use of a scalp cooling system is associated with a lower amount of hair loss among women receiving specific chemotherapy regimens for early-stage breast cancer and to assess related changes in quality of life. Design, Setting, and Participants: A prospective cohort study conducted at 5 US medical centers of women with stage I or II breast cancer receiving adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemotherapy regimens excluding sequential or combination anthracycline and taxane (106 patients in the scalp cooling group and 16 in the control group; 14 matched by both age and chemotherapy regimen)...
February 14, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195993/subcutaneous-testosterone-letrozole-therapy-before-and-concurrent-with-neoadjuvant-breast-chemotherapy-clinical-response-and-therapeutic-implications
#17
Rebecca L Glaser, Anne E York, Constantine Dimitrakakis
OBJECTIVE: Hormone receptor-positive breast cancers respond favorably to subcutaneous testosterone combined with an aromatase inhibitor. However, the effect of testosterone combined with an aromatase inhibitor on tumor response to chemotherapy was unknown. This study investigated the effect of testosterone-letrozole implants on breast cancer tumor response before and during neoadjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS: A 51-year-old woman on testosterone replacement therapy was diagnosed with hormone receptor-positive invasive breast cancer...
February 13, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194714/is-limb-salvage-with-microwave-induced-hyperthermia-better-than-amputation-for-osteosarcoma-of-the-distal-tibia
#18
Kang Han, Peiye Dang, Na Bian, Xiang Chen, Tongtao Yang, QingYu Fan, Yong Zhou, Tingbao Zhao, Pingshan Wang
BACKGROUND: Amputation has been the standard surgical treatment for distal tibia osteosarcoma owing to its unique anatomic features. Preliminary research suggested that microwave-induced hyperthermia may have a role in treating osteosarcoma in some locations of the body (such as the pelvis), but to our knowledge, no comparative study has evaluated its efficacy in a difficult-to-treat location like the distal tibia. QUESTIONS: Does microwave-induced hyperthermia result in (1) improved survival, (2) decreased local recurrence, (3) improved Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) scores, or (4) fewer complications than amputation in patients with a distal tibial osteosarcoma? METHODS: Between 2000 and 2015, we treated 79 patients for a distal tibia osteosarcoma without metastases...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194522/a-prospective-multi-institutional-validity-study-to-evaluate-the-accuracy-of-clinical-diagnosis-of-pathological-stage-iii-gastric-cancer-jcog1302a
#19
Takeo Fukagawa, Hitoshi Katai, Junki Mizusawa, Kenichi Nakamura, Takeshi Sano, Masanori Terashima, Seiji Ito, Takaki Yoshikawa, Norimasa Fukushima, Yasuyuki Kawachi, Takahiro Kinoshita, Yutaka Kimura, Hiroshi Yabusaki, Yasunori Nishida, Yoshiaki Iwasaki, Sang-Woong Lee, Takashi Yasuda, Mitsuru Sasako
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) followed by radical surgery is a promising strategy to improve survival of patients with stage III gastric cancer, but is associated with the risk of preoperative overdiagnosis by which patients with early disease may receive unnecessary intensive chemotherapy. METHODS: We assessed the validity of a preoperative diagnostic criterion in a prospective multicenter study. Patients with gastric cancer with a clinical diagnosis of T2/T3/T4, M0, except for diffuse large tumors and extensive bulky nodal disease, were eligible...
February 13, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193571/outcomes-and-utilization-of-postmastectomy-radiotherapy-for-t3n0-breast-cancers
#20
Samual R Francis, Jonathan Frandsen, Kristine E Kokeny, David K Gaffney, Matthew M Poppe
BACKGROUND: The role of postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) for women with pT3N0M0 breast cancer is controversial. We sought to determine the benefit of PMRT in this cohort using the National Cancer Database (NCDB). METHODS: We analyzed women with pT3N0M0 breast cancer who received mastectomy with or without PMRT between 2004 and 2012. We excluded men, women ≤18 years, neoadjuvant or unknown radiation or chemotherapy status, unknown estrogen or progesterone receptor status, unknown surgical margin status, histology other than invasive ductal or lobular carcinoma, and if death occurred <3 months after diagnosis...
February 9, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
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