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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231918/-systemic-treatment-of-early-breast-cancer-current-state-of-knowledge-after-the-conference-st-gallen-2017
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REVIEW
Tomasz Sarosiek
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in women around the globe. It is also the world's first cause of female deaths from cancer. With the introduction of screening programs in most developed countries, more and more cases of this cancer are diagnosed at local or localized stages, enabling radical treatment to be successful. At the same time, systemic treatment of early breast cancer is one of the most complex issues in clinical oncology. Because of the many prognostic factors that need to be taken into account when considering eligibility for treatment such as age, reproductive status (before or after menopause), type of cancer and severity of the disease, it is impossible to establish clear standards of conduct for many clinical situations...
November 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225860/massive-hemorrhage-following-definitive-esophageal-chemoradiation-teaching-case-of-a-fatal-aortoesophageal-fistula-and-lessons-learned
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Gwendolyn J McGinnis, John M Holland, Charles R Thomas, Nima Nabavizadeh
Esophageal self-expandable metal stents and radiotherapy are valuable in combination for palliation and definitive treatment of esophageal cancer. However, risk of aortoesophageal fistula is significant in patients with evidence of malignant aortic invasion. Use of thoracic endovascular repair may represent an approach to early intervention in high-risk patients.
December 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222400/nkg2d-based-car-t-cells-and-radiotherapy-exert-synergistic-efficacy-in-glioblastoma
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Tobias Weiss, Michael Weller, Matthias Guckenberger, Charles L Sentman, Patrick Roth
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy is an emerging immunotherapy against several malignancies including glioblastoma, the most common and most aggressive malignant primary brain tumor in adults. The challenges in solid tumor immunotherapy comprise heterogenously expressed tumor target antigens and restricted trafficking of CAR T cells to and impaired long-term persistence at the tumor site, as well as the unaddressed integration of CAR T cell therapy into conventional anti-cancer treatments. We addressed these questions using a NKG2D-based chimeric antigen receptor construct (chNKG2D) in fully immunocompetent orthotopic glioblastoma mouse models...
December 8, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218257/pulmonary-tuberculosis-versus-recurrent-chemotherapy-induced-pneumonitis-a-clinical-dilemma
#4
Gulrayz Ahmed, Muhammad W Saif
Chemotherapy-induced lung toxicity can affect pulmonary parenchyma, pleura, airways, pulmonary vascular system, mediastinum or the neuromuscular system that is responsible for respiration. Chemotherapy-induced pulmonary toxicity is a diagnosis of exclusion. When the patients with malignancies develop pulmonary toxicity such as pneumonitis and distinguishing it from alternative diseases such as infectious, thrombotic, cardiac, malignant or exacerbation of chronic lung conditions can be difficult. Moreover, such patients are often immunosuppressed, physically stressed from the underlying disease and the cancer treatment and hence, more susceptible to usual and unusual or opportunistic infections...
October 4, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213338/particle-therapy-and-nanomedicine-state-of-art-and-research-perspectives
#5
REVIEW
Sandrine Lacombe, Erika Porcel, Emanuele Scifoni
Cancer radiation therapy with charged particle beams, called particle therapy, is a new therapeutic treatment presenting major advantages when compared to conventional radiotherapy. Because ions have specific ballistic properties and a higher biological effectiveness, they are superior to x-rays. Numerous medical centres are starting in the world using mostly protons but also carbon ions as medical beams. Several investigations are attempting to reduce the cost/benefit ratio and enlarge the range of therapeutic indications...
2017: Cancer Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209782/advances-in-immunotherapeutic-research-for-glioma-therapy
#6
REVIEW
Jeremy Tetsuo Miyauchi, Stella E Tsirka
Gliomas are primary malignancies of the brain. Tumors are staged based on malignancy, nuclear atypia, and infiltration of the surrounding brain parenchyma. Tumors are often diagnosed once patients become symptomatic, at which time the lesion is sizable. Glioblastoma (grade IV glioma) is highly aggressive and difficult to treat. Most tumors are diagnosed de novo. The gold standard of therapy, implemented over a decade ago, consists of fractionated radiotherapy and temozolomide, but unfortunately, chemotherapeutic resistance arises...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205088/local-failure-after-radical-radiotherapy-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-relation-to-the-planning-fdg-pet-ct
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M Kandi, L Hoffmann, D Sloth Moeller, H H Schmidt, M M Knap, A A Khalil
OBJECTIVES: Local recurrence (rec) in lung cancer is associated with poor survival. This study examined whether the pattern of failure is associated with the most PET avid volume in the planning-FDG-PET/CT scan (p-PET/CT). METHODS: 162 consecutive inoperable NSCLC patients (pts) receiving radiotherapy between January 2012 and April 2014 were reviewed. Radiotherapy was delivered in 2 Gy/fraction (5f/week) to a total dose of 60-66 Gy. Pts were followed with CT scans every third month...
December 5, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203441/therapeutic-targeting-of-oncogenic-transcription-factors-by-natural-products-in-eye-cancer
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REVIEW
Michelle G Zhang, John Y Lee, Ryan A Gallo, Wensi Tao, David Tse, Ravi Doddapaneni, Daniel Pelaez
Carcinogenesis has a multifactorial etiology, and the underlying molecular pathogenesis is still not entirely understood, especially for eye cancers. Primary malignant intraocular neoplasms are relatively rare, but delayed detection and inappropriate management contribute to poor outcomes. Conventional treatment, such as orbital exenteration, chemotherapy, or radiotherapy, alone results in high mortality for many of these malignancies. Recent sequential multimodal therapy with a combination of high-dose chemotherapy, followed by appropriate surgery, radiotherapy, and additional adjuvant chemotherapy has helped dramatically improve management...
December 1, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203116/diagnosis-and-management-of-metastatic-neoplasms-with-unknown-primary
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REVIEW
Tilmann Bochtler, Harald Löffler, Alwin Krämer
In cancer of unknown primary (CUP), metastases are clinically and histologically confirmed, but the primary tumor site remains elusive after extensive work-up. CUPs make up for 2-3% of all epithelial malignancies. The two prevailing histologies are adenocarcinomas and undifferentiated carcinomas, whereas squamous cell carcinomas, neuroendocrine carcinomas and rare histologies account for the remaining 10%. The diagnostic work-up in CUP relies strongly on a detailed immunohistological (IHC) analysis in order to characterize the tumor type, nowadays aided by molecular techniques...
November 26, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202842/preclinical-and-clinical-aspects-of-tnf-%C3%AE-and-its-receptors-tnfr1-and-tnfr2-in-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Isela Martínez-Reza, Lorenza Díaz, Rocío García-Becerra
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women and a public health problem worldwide. Breast cancer is often accompanied by an inflammatory process characterized by the presence of proinflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α), which has important implications in the course of the disease. Inflammation has been described primarily as a favorable environment for tumor development. However, under certain conditions TNF-α can promote signals for activation, differentiation, survival or cell death, so the study of the variants of this cytokine, its receptors, the presence of polymorphisms and its implication in different phenotypes of breast cancer is necessary...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202621/the-clinical-database-and-implementation-of-treatment-guidelines-by-the-danish-breast-cancer-cooperative-group-in-2007-2016
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Maj-Britt Jensen, Anne-Vibeke Laenkholm, Birgitte V Offersen, Peer Christiansen, Niels Kroman, Henning T Mouridsen, Bent Ejlertsen
BACKGROUND: Since 40 years, Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group (DBCG) has provided comprehensive guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. This population-based analysis aimed to describe the plurality of modifications introduced over the past 10 years in the national Danish guidelines for the management of early breast cancer. By use of the clinical DBCG database we analyze the effectiveness of the implementation of guideline revisions in Denmark. METHODS: From the DBCG guidelines we extracted modifications introduced in 2007-2016 and selected examples regarding surgery, radiotherapy (RT) and systemic treatment...
December 5, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201452/neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-thymus-the-oncologist-point-of-view
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REVIEW
Nicolas Girard
Thymic malignancies represent a heterogeneous group of rare thoracic cancers, which are classified according to the World Health Organization (WHO) histopathologic classification that distinguishes thymomas from thymic carcinomas and neuroendocrine tumors; neuroendocrine thymic tumors (NETTs) exhibit the same histological spectrum as in other anatomical locations, although with different frequencies. NETTs represent around 2% of all neuroendocrine tumors, and about 5% of all thymic malignancies. Overall, the management of patients with NETTs tumors requires continuous multidisciplinary expertise at any step of the disease progression...
November 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200670/clinico-radiological-and-pathological-characteristics-of-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumors-in-children-a-retrospective-study
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Mohamad Hussain Mir, Waseem Dar, Sheikh Aejaz Aziz, Gul Mohamad, Burhan Wani
Purpose: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) are rare, benign lesions most often seen in the lung of young adults but can occur in children, in various sites. They mimic, clinically and radiologically, malignant tumors - especially sarcomas and lymphomas. The aim was to review the clinical, radiological, and pathological data of children with a diagnosis of IMT referred to our department. Materials and Methods: This retrospective study was conducted at the Department of Medical and Paediatric Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India from January 2014 to December 2015...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199660/a-study-of-changes-in-the-oral-fungal-flora-of-patients-on-radiotherapy-for-head-and-neck-malignancies-and-their-correlation-with-funguria-and-fungemia
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S Raj, D Sharma, P Mate, M R Capoor, K T Bhowmik
BACKGROUND: Patients of head and neck malignancies often develop oral mucositis and invite various pathogens to colonize over it. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to identify the fungi isolated from patients undergoing radiotherapy (RT) for head and neck cancer, to determine the antifungal susceptibility of these isolates and to determine the time and week of fungal colonization. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Three specimens (throat, urine, and blood) were collected from each of the head and neck cancer patients, who were advised RT...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199654/impact-of-induction-chemotherapy-to-concurrent-chemoirradiation-over-radiotherapy-alone-in-advanced-oral-cavity
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M S Rewadkar, V K Mahobia
BACKGROUND: Oral and oropharyngeal carcinomas representing about 90% of all oral malignancies are the sixth most common cancers worldwide. Basic modalities of cancer treatment are surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy (CT) either alone or in combination. For squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) patients, induction CT followed by radiotherapy and concurrent CT are effective methods for improving response rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty patients with advance stage oral cavity cancer with performance status >60% on Karnofsky performance scale and having no prior exposure to CT, radiotherapy, and surgery were included in the study...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199653/oral-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-treated-for-oral-malignancy-at-kanchipuram-district-india-a-cross-sectional-study
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K Indrapriyadharshini, P D Madankumar, G R Karthikeyan
BACKGROUND: The modern-day onco-surgical therapy is now concerned on the overall Quality of Life after treatment of the patient. There is need to evaluate final outcome following the different combination of treatment modalities available to make better therapeutic treatment decisions. AIM: The aim of this study was to assess Oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) in patients with oral malignancies who had undergone various treatments. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A Cross sectional study was conducted among 90 patients between October 2016 to January 2017 in private hospitals, kanchipuram, India...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198676/case-report-primary-de-novo-sarcoma-in-transplant-pancreas-allograft
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S Nagaraju, S J Grethlein, S Vaishnav, A A Sharfuddin, J A Powelson, J A Fridell
BACKGROUND: The majority of malignancies after transplantation appear to be virally mediated and of recipient origin. Donor-derived neoplasms occur early, whereas recipient-origin tumors typically occur many years after transplantation. Sarcomas are a relatively rare form of cancer. The etiology of sarcomas remains largely unknown, although some are linked to viruses, familial cancer syndromes, or therapeutic radiation exposure. Primary sarcomas are extremely rare, accounting for <0...
December 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195566/radiotherapy-for-non-malignant-shoulder-syndrome-is-there-a-risk-for-radiation-induced-carcinogenesis
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M Mazonakis, E Lyraraki, A Tzedakis, J Damilakis
PURPOSE: To estimate the organ-specific probability for carcinogenesis following radiotherapy for non-malignant shoulder syndrome. METHODS: Photon-beam radiation therapy to 6 Gy for shoulder syndrome was simulated with a Monte Carlo code. An androgynous computational phantom representing a typical adult was used to calculate the radiation dose to out-of-field organs having a predilection for carcinogenesis. The organ-specific lifetime attributable risk (LAR) for out-of-field cancer induction was estimated by the organ dose calculations and the proper risk factors introduced by the BEIR-VII report...
November 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194224/a-population-based-analysis-of-melanoma-of-the-external-ear
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Tapan D Patel, Oliver Y Chin, Soly Baredes, Jean Anderson Eloy, Yu-Lan Mary Ying
OBJECTIVE: Malignant melanoma accounts for nearly 75% of all skin cancer deaths, and the incidence is on the rise in the United States. External ear melanoma (EEM) is rare, and there is little long-term data regarding the clinical behavior of this melanoma site. This study analyzes the demographic, clinicopathologic, and survival characteristics of EEM. METHODS: The SEER database was queried for EEM cases from 1973 to 2012 (8,982 cases). Data analyzed included patient demographics, incidence trends, and survival outcomes...
November 30, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186568/germline-sufu-mutation-carriers-and-medulloblastoma-clinical-characteristics-cancer-risk-and-prognosis
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Léa Guerrini-Rousseau, Christelle Dufour, Pascale Varlet, Julien Masliah-Planchon, Franck Bourdeaut, Marine Guillaud-Bataille, Rachid Abbas, Anne-Isabelle Bertozzi, Fanny Fouyssac, Sophie Huybrechts, Stéphanie Puget, Brigitte Bressac-De Paillerets, Olivier Caron, Nicolas Sevenet, Marina Dimaria, Sophie Villebasse, Olivier Delattre, Dominique Valteau-Couanet, Jacques Grill, Laurence Brugières
Background: Germline SUFU mutations predispose to SHH medulloblastoma. Germline SUFU mutations have been reported in nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS), but little is known about the cancer risk and clinical spectrum. Patients and methods: We performed a retrospective review of all patients with medulloblastoma and a germline SUFU mutation in France. Results: Twenty-two patients from 17 families were identified with a medulloblastoma and a germline SUFU mutation (median age at diagnosis: 16...
November 24, 2017: Neuro-oncology
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