Read by QxMD icon Read

Essential Readings in Surgical Oncology

shared collection
64 papers 100 to 500 followers University of Toronto General Surgical Oncology Fellowship essential readings
Shin Fujita, Junki Mizusawa, Yukihide Kanemitsu, Masaaki Ito, Yusuke Kinugasa, Koji Komori, Masayuki Ohue, Mitsuyoshi Ota, Yoshihiro Akazai, Manabu Shiozawa, Takashi Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Bandou, Kenji Katsumata, Kohei Murata, Yoshihito Akagi, Nobuhiro Takiguchi, Yoshihisa Saida, Kenichi Nakamura, Haruhiko Fukuda, Takayuki Akasu, Yoshihiro Moriya
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to confirm the noninferiority of mesorectal excision (ME) alone to ME with lateral lymph node dissection (LLND) in terms of efficacy. BACKGROUND: Lateral pelvic lymph node metastasis is occasionally found in clinical stage II or III lower rectal cancer, and ME with LLND is the standard procedure in Japan. ME alone, however, is the international standard surgical procedure for rectal cancer. METHODS: Eligibility criteria included histologically proven rectal cancer at clinical stage II/III; main lesion located in the rectum, with the lower margin below the peritoneal reflection; no lateral pelvic lymph node enlargement; Peformance Status of 0 or 1; and age 20 to 75 years...
March 10, 2017: Annals of Surgery
John P Neoptolemos, Daniel H Palmer, Paula Ghaneh, Eftychia E Psarelli, Juan W Valle, Christopher M Halloran, Olusola Faluyi, Derek A O'Reilly, David Cunningham, Jonathan Wadsley, Suzanne Darby, Tim Meyer, Roopinder Gillmore, Alan Anthoney, Pehr Lind, Bengt Glimelius, Stephen Falk, Jakob R Izbicki, Gary William Middleton, Sebastian Cummins, Paul J Ross, Harpreet Wasan, Alec McDonald, Tom Crosby, Yuk Ting Ma, Kinnari Patel, David Sherriff, Rubin Soomal, David Borg, Sharmila Sothi, Pascal Hammel, Thilo Hackert, Richard Jackson, Markus W Büchler
BACKGROUND: The ESPAC-3 trial showed that adjuvant gemcitabine is the standard of care based on similar survival to and less toxicity than adjuvant 5-fluorouracil/folinic acid in patients with resected pancreatic cancer. Other clinical trials have shown better survival and tumour response with gemcitabine and capecitabine than with gemcitabine alone in advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer. We aimed to determine the efficacy and safety of gemcitabine and capecitabine compared with gemcitabine monotherapy for resected pancreatic cancer...
March 11, 2017: Lancet
E C Smyth, M Verheij, W Allum, D Cunningham, A Cervantes, D Arnold
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
John P Neoptolemos, Deborah D Stocken, Claudio Bassi, Paula Ghaneh, David Cunningham, David Goldstein, Robert Padbury, Malcolm J Moore, Steven Gallinger, Christophe Mariette, Moritz N Wente, Jakob R Izbicki, Helmut Friess, Markus M Lerch, Christos Dervenis, Attila Oláh, Giovanni Butturini, Ryuichiro Doi, Pehr A Lind, David Smith, Juan W Valle, Daniel H Palmer, John A Buckels, Joyce Thompson, Colin J McKay, Charlotte L Rawcliffe, Markus W Büchler
CONTEXT: Adjuvant fluorouracil has been shown to be of benefit for patients with resected pancreatic cancer. Gemcitabine is known to be the most effective agent in advanced disease as well as an effective agent in patients with resected pancreatic cancer. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether fluorouracil or gemcitabine is superior in terms of overall survival as adjuvant treatment following resection of pancreatic cancer. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS: The European Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer (ESPAC)-3 trial, an open-label, phase 3, randomized controlled trial conducted in 159 pancreatic cancer centers in Europe, Australasia, Japan, and Canada...
September 8, 2010: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
James C Yao, Nicola Fazio, Simron Singh, Roberto Buzzoni, Carlo Carnaghi, Edward Wolin, Jiri Tomasek, Markus Raderer, Harald Lahner, Maurizio Voi, Lida Bubuteishvili Pacaud, Nicolas Rouyrre, Carolin Sachs, Juan W Valle, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Eric Van Cutsem, Margot Tesselaar, Yasuhiro Shimada, Do-Youn Oh, Jonathan Strosberg, Matthew H Kulke, Marianne E Pavel
BACKGROUND: Effective systemic therapies for patients with advanced, progressive neuroendocrine tumours of the lung or gastrointestinal tract are scarce. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of everolimus compared with placebo in this patient population. METHODS: In the randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 RADIANT-4 trial, adult patients (aged ≥18 years) with advanced, progressive, well-differentiated, non-functional neuroendocrine tumours of lung or gastrointestinal origin were enrolled from 97 centres in 25 countries worldwide...
March 5, 2016: Lancet
Trevor D Hamilton, Amanda J Cannell, Minji Kim, Charles N Catton, Martin E Blackstein, Brendan C Dickson, Rebecca A Gladdy, Carol J Swallow
BACKGROUND: Local recurrence after resection of retroperitoneal sarcoma (RPS) is a common and difficult problem. Gross residual disease after incomplete resection is a particular challenge. The authors reviewed their experience with patients referred for management of recurrent or residual RPS. METHODS: Patients seen at the authors' center from 1996 to 2013 who had undergone resection at an outside institution were identified from a prospective database. Kaplan-Meier survival curves were generated and compared by log-rank analysis...
January 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Rajendra Badwe, Rohini Hawaldar, Nita Nair, Rucha Kaushik, Vani Parmar, Shabina Siddique, Ashwini Budrukkar, Indraneel Mittra, Sudeep Gupta
BACKGROUND: The role of locoregional treatment in women with metastatic breast cancer at first presentation is unclear. Preclinical evidence suggests that such treatment might help the growth of metastatic disease, whereas many retrospective analyses in clinical cohorts have suggested a favourable effect of locoregional treatment in these patients. We aimed to compare the effect of locoregional treatment with no treatment on outcome in women with metastatic breast cancer at initial presentation...
October 2015: Lancet Oncology
Viviana Galimberti, Bernard F Cole, Stefano Zurrida, Giuseppe Viale, Alberto Luini, Paolo Veronesi, Paola Baratella, Camelia Chifu, Manuela Sargenti, Mattia Intra, Oreste Gentilini, Mauro G Mastropasqua, Giovanni Mazzarol, Samuele Massarut, Jean-Rémi Garbay, Janez Zgajnar, Hanne Galatius, Angelo Recalcati, David Littlejohn, Monika Bamert, Marco Colleoni, Karen N Price, Meredith M Regan, Aron Goldhirsch, Alan S Coates, Richard D Gelber, Umberto Veronesi
BACKGROUND: For patients with breast cancer and metastases in the sentinel nodes, axillary dissection has been standard treatment. However, for patients with limited sentinel-node involvement, axillary dissection might be overtreatment. We designed IBCSG trial 23-01 to determine whether no axillary dissection was non-inferior to axillary dissection in patients with one or more micrometastatic (≤2 mm) sentinel nodes and tumour of maximum 5 cm. METHODS: In this multicentre, randomised, non-inferiority, phase 3 trial, patients were eligible if they had clinically non-palpable axillary lymph node(s) and a primary tumour of 5 cm or less and who, after sentinel-node biopsy, had one or more micrometastatic (≤2 mm) sentinel lymph nodes with no extracapsular extension...
April 2013: Lancet Oncology
E Van Cutsem, A Cervantes, R Adam, A Sobrero, J H Van Krieken, D Aderka, E Aranda Aguilar, A Bardelli, A Benson, G Bodoky, F Ciardiello, A D'Hoore, E Diaz-Rubio, J-Y Douillard, M Ducreux, A Falcone, A Grothey, T Gruenberger, K Haustermans, V Heinemann, P Hoff, C-H Köhne, R Labianca, P Laurent-Puig, B Ma, T Maughan, K Muro, N Normanno, P Österlund, W J G Oyen, D Papamichael, G Pentheroudakis, P Pfeiffer, T J Price, C Punt, J Ricke, A Roth, R Salazar, W Scheithauer, H J Schmoll, J Tabernero, J Taïeb, S Tejpar, H Wasan, T Yoshino, A Zaanan, D Arnold
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignancies in Western countries. Over the last 20 years, and the last decade in particular, the clinical outcome for patients with metastatic CRC (mCRC) has improved greatly due not only to an increase in the number of patients being referred for and undergoing surgical resection of their localised metastatic disease but also to a more strategic approach to the delivery of systemic therapy and an expansion in the use of ablative techniques. This reflects the increase in the number of patients that are being managed within a multidisciplinary team environment and specialist cancer centres, and the emergence over the same time period not only of improved imaging techniques but also prognostic and predictive molecular markers...
August 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
(no author information available yet)
INTRODUCTION: Retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcomas (RPS) are rare tumors. Surgery is the mainstay of curative therapy, but local recurrence is common. No recommendations concerning the best management of recurring disease have been developed so far. Although every effort should be made to optimize the initial approach, recommendations to treat recurring RPS will be helpful to maximize disease control at recurrence. METHODS: An RPS transatlantic working group was established in 2013...
October 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Armando E Giuliano, Karla Ballman, Linda McCall, Peter Beitsch, Pat W Whitworth, Peter Blumencranz, A Marilyn Leitch, Sukamal Saha, Monica Morrow, Kelly K Hunt
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The early results of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) Z0011 trial demonstrated no difference in locoregional recurrence for patients with positive sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) randomized either to axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) or sentinel lymph node dissection (SLND) alone. We now report long-term locoregional recurrence results. METHODS: ACOSOG Z0011 prospectively examined overall survival of patients with SLN metastases undergoing breast-conserving therapy randomized to undergo ALND after SLND or no further axillary specific treatment...
September 2016: Annals of Surgery
Martin E Kreis, R Ruppert, H Ptok, J Strassburg, P Brosi, A Lewin, M R Schön, J Sauer, T Junginger, S Merkel, P Hermanek
INTRODUCTION: Introduction of total mesorectal excision (TME) surgery for rectal cancer decreased local recurrence dramatically. Additional neoadjuvant chemoradiation (nCR) is frequently given in UICC II and III tumors based on TNM staging which is of limited accuracy. We aimed to evaluate determination of circumferential margin by magnetic resonance imaging (mrCRM) as an alternative criterium for nCR. METHODS: Multicenter prospective cohort study which enrolled 642 patients in 13 centers with non-metastasized rectal adenocarcinoma...
January 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Edward P Balaban, Pamela B Mangu, Alok A Khorana, Manish A Shah, Somnath Mukherjee, Christopher H Crane, Milind M Javle, Jennifer R Eads, Peter Allen, Andrew H Ko, Anitra Engebretson, Joseph M Herman, John H Strickler, Al B Benson, Susan Urba, Nelson S Yee
PURPOSE: To provide evidence-based recommendations to oncologists and others for treatment of patients with locally advanced, unresectable pancreatic cancer. METHODS: American Society of Clinical Oncology convened an Expert Panel of medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, gastroenterology, palliative care, and advocacy experts and conducted a systematic review of the literature from January 2002 to June 2015. Outcomes included overall survival, disease-free survival, progression-free survival, and adverse events...
August 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Simron Singh, Sylvia L Asa, Chris Dey, Hagen Kennecke, David Laidley, Calvin Law, Timothy Asmis, David Chan, Shereen Ezzat, Rachel Goodwin, Ozgur Mete, Janice Pasieka, Juan Rivera, Ralph Wong, Eva Segelov, Daniel Rayson
The majority of neuroendocrine tumors originate in the digestive system and incidence is increasing within Canada and globally. Due to rapidly evolving evidence related to diagnosis and clinical management, updated guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors (GI-NETs) are of clinical importance. Well-differentiated GI-NETs may exhibit indolent clinical behavior and are often metastatic at diagnosis. Some NET patients will develop secretory disease requiring symptom control to optimize quality of life and clinical outcomes...
June 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
Josep M Llovet, Sergio Ricci, Vincenzo Mazzaferro, Philip Hilgard, Edward Gane, Jean-Frédéric Blanc, Andre Cosme de Oliveira, Armando Santoro, Jean-Luc Raoul, Alejandro Forner, Myron Schwartz, Camillo Porta, Stefan Zeuzem, Luigi Bolondi, Tim F Greten, Peter R Galle, Jean-François Seitz, Ivan Borbath, Dieter Häussinger, Tom Giannaris, Minghua Shan, Marius Moscovici, Dimitris Voliotis, Jordi Bruix
BACKGROUND: No effective systemic therapy exists for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. A preliminary study suggested that sorafenib, an oral multikinase inhibitor of the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor, the platelet-derived growth factor receptor, and Raf may be effective in hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS: In this multicenter, phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, we randomly assigned 602 patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma who had not received previous systemic treatment to receive either sorafenib (at a dose of 400 mg twice daily) or placebo...
July 24, 2008: New England Journal of Medicine
Jordi Bruix, Tadatoshi Takayama, Vincenzo Mazzaferro, Gar-Yang Chau, Jiamei Yang, Masatoshi Kudo, Jianqiang Cai, Ronnie T Poon, Kwang-Hyub Han, Won Young Tak, Han Chu Lee, Tianqiang Song, Sasan Roayaie, Luigi Bolondi, Kwan Sik Lee, Masatoshi Makuuchi, Fabricio Souza, Marie-Aude Le Berre, Gerold Meinhardt, Josep M Llovet
BACKGROUND: There is no standard of care for adjuvant therapy for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. This trial was designed to assess the efficacy and safety of sorafenib versus placebo as adjuvant therapy in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma after surgical resection or local ablation. METHODS: We undertook this phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma with a complete radiological response after surgical resection (n=900) or local ablation (n=214) in 202 sites (hospitals and research centres) in 28 countries...
October 2015: Lancet Oncology
Kazumasa Fujitani, Han-Kwang Yang, Junki Mizusawa, Young-Woo Kim, Masanori Terashima, Sang-Uk Han, Yoshiaki Iwasaki, Woo Jin Hyung, Akinori Takagane, Do Joong Park, Takaki Yoshikawa, Seokyung Hahn, Kenichi Nakamura, Cho Hyun Park, Yukinori Kurokawa, Yung-Jue Bang, Byung Joo Park, Mitsuru Sasako, Toshimasa Tsujinaka
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy is the standard of care for incurable advanced gastric cancer. Whether the addition of gastrectomy to chemotherapy improves survival for patients with advanced gastric cancer with a single non-curable factor remains controversial. We aimed to investigate the superiority of gastrectomy followed by chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone with respect to overall survival in these patients. METHODS: We did an open-label, randomised, phase 3 trial at 44 centres or hospitals in Japan, South Korea, and Singapore...
March 2016: Lancet Oncology
Chiara Cremolini, Fotios Loupakis, Carlotta Antoniotti, Cristiana Lupi, Elisa Sensi, Sara Lonardi, Silvia Mezi, Gianluca Tomasello, Monica Ronzoni, Alberto Zaniboni, Giuseppe Tonini, Chiara Carlomagno, Giacomo Allegrini, Silvana Chiara, Mauro D'Amico, Cristina Granetto, Marina Cazzaniga, Luca Boni, Gabriella Fontanini, Alfredo Falcone
BACKGROUND: In the TRIBE study, FOLFOXIRI (fluorouracil, leucovorin, oxaliplatin, and irinotecan) plus bevacizumab significantly improved progression-free survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer compared with FOLFIRI (fluorouracil, leucovorin, and irinotecan) plus bevacizumab. In this updated analysis, we aimed to provide mature results for overall survival-a secondary endpoint-and report treatment efficacy in RAS and BRAF molecular subgroups. METHODS: TRIBE was an open-label, multicentre, phase 3 randomised study of patients (aged 18-70 years with Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group [ECOG] performance status of 2 or less and aged 71-75 years with an ECOG performance status of 0) with unresectable metastatic colorectal cancer who were recruited from 34 Italian oncology units...
October 2015: Lancet Oncology
Timothy J Whelan, Ivo A Olivotto, Wendy R Parulekar, Ida Ackerman, Boon H Chua, Abdenour Nabid, Katherine A Vallis, Julia R White, Pierre Rousseau, Andre Fortin, Lori J Pierce, Lee Manchul, Susan Chafe, Maureen C Nolan, Peter Craighead, Julie Bowen, David R McCready, Kathleen I Pritchard, Karen Gelmon, Yvonne Murray, Judy-Anne W Chapman, Bingshu E Chen, Mark N Levine
BACKGROUND: Most women with breast cancer who undergo breast-conserving surgery receive whole-breast irradiation. We examined whether the addition of regional nodal irradiation to whole-breast irradiation improved outcomes. METHODS: We randomly assigned women with node-positive or high-risk node-negative breast cancer who were treated with breast-conserving surgery and adjuvant systemic therapy to undergo either whole-breast irradiation plus regional nodal irradiation (including internal mammary, supraclavicular, and axillary lymph nodes) (nodal-irradiation group) or whole-breast irradiation alone (control group)...
July 23, 2015: New England Journal of Medicine
Carol-Anne Moulton, Chu-Shu Gu, Calvin H Law, Ved R Tandan, Richard Hart, Douglas Quan, Robert J Fairfull Smith, Diederick W Jalink, Mohamed Husien, Pablo E Serrano, Aaron L Hendler, Masoom A Haider, Leyo Ruo, Karen Y Gulenchyn, Terri Finch, Jim A Julian, Mark N Levine, Steven Gallinger
IMPORTANCE: Patients with colorectal cancer with liver metastases undergo hepatic resection with curative intent. Positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET-CT) could help avoid noncurative surgery by identifying patients with occult metastases. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of preoperative PET-CT vs no PET-CT (control) on the surgical management of patients with resectable metastases and to investigate the effect of PET-CT on survival and the association between the standardized uptake value (ratio of tissue radioactivity to injected radioactivity adjusted by weight) and survival...
May 14, 2014: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
2015-12-28 05:07:41
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"