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11:45 EST 13th November 2018 | BioPortfolio

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Showing PubMed Articles 1–25 of 179 from American journal of clinical oncology

Factors Affecting Racial Disparities in End-of-Life Care Costs Among Lung Cancer Patients: A SEER-Medicare-based Study.

Racial disparities exist in end-of-life lung cancer care, which could potentially lead to considerable racial differences in end-of-life care costs. This study for the first time estimates the racial differences in end-of-life care costs among lung cancer patients, and identifies and quantifies factors that contribute the most to these differences using a statistical decomposition method.

How to Optimize Cancer Treatment in Older Patients: An Overview of Available Geriatric Tools.

Cancer is a disease of older people, but this age group has often been excluded from clinical trials of cancer, which leads to poor transportability of standardized treatments in older cancer patients. One of the main reasons for the exclusion is the heterogeneity of older people in several domains: social environment, comorbidities, dependency, functional status, nutritional status, cognition status, and mood status. Comprehensive geriatric assessment aims to assess this heterogeneity and has identified fr...

Factors Associated With Head and Neck Cancer Hospitalization Cost and Length of Stay-A National Study.

The aim of the study was to estimate hospitalization cost, and factors associated with hospitalization costs and length of stay (LOS) of patients treated for head and neck cancer in the United States.

A Simplified Risk Stratification Method for Women With Stage I Endometrial Carcinoma.

Available risk stratification methods for women with endometrial carcinoma are controversially defined. We sought to develop a simplified and an individualized prognostic index for cancer recurrence in women with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage I endometrial carcinoma, solely of endometrioid histology.

Challenging the Requirement to Treat the Contralateral Neck in Cases With >4 mm Tumor Thickness in Patients Receiving Postoperative Radiation Therapy for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oral Tongue or Floor of Mouth.

While treating patients with postoperative radiotherapy (RT) for squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue or floor of mouth, we hypothesized a low risk of tumor recurrence in the contralateral neck in the absence of contralateral neck RT when the primary tumor is >1 cm from the midline regardless of tumor thickness (TT) or depth of invasion (DOI)>4 mm.

Patterns of Care and Outcomes of Elderly Esophageal Cancer Patients Not Meeting Age-based Criteria of the CROSS Trial.

The CROSS trial established neoadjuvant chemoradiation followed by surgery (nCRT-S) as superior to surgery alone (S) for locally advanced esophageal cancer (EC). However, because patients above 75 years of age were excluded, this comparison cannot be extrapolated to older patients. This study of a large, contemporary national database evaluated practice patterns in elderly patients ineligible for CROSS, and analyzed overall survival (OS) between nCRT+S, S, and definitive CRT (dCRT).

Nuclear Medicine Therapy With 223Radium-dichloride for Osseous Metastases in Prostate Carcinoma.

Painful osseous metastasis resulting from castration-resistant prostate carcinoma is a common clinical problem. Historically, nuclear medicine offered several palliative beta-emitting radiopharmaceuticals targeting the skeleton with the goal of decreasing pain. However, these have largely been replaced by the alpha-emitting agent radium (Ra). Ra received Food and Drug Administration approval in 2013 for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer with symptomatic bone metastases without...

Safety and Efficacy of Cabozantinib for Metastatic Nonclear Renal Cell Carcinoma: Real-world Data From an Italian Managed Access Program.

The activity of cabozantinib in nonclear cell histologies has not been evaluated.

Survival Benefit of Adjuvant Radiation Therapy in Node-positive Vulvar Cancer.

Adjuvant radiation therapy improves overall survival in patients with vulvar cancer with 2+ positive lymph nodes, but its benefit remains uncertain for 1 positive lymph node.

Survival Outcome and Prognostic Factors After Pulmonary Metastasectomy in Sarcoma Patients: A 18-Year Experience at a Single High-volume Referral Center.

Metastatic sarcoma patients have a poor prognosis with 3-year survival rate of 25%. About 30% of them present isolated lung metastases. We aimed to analyze the clinical outcome of sarcoma patients undergoing pulmonary metastasectomy (PM) and prognostic factors associated with local control, disease-free, and overall survival (OS).

Dynamic Angiogenic Switch as Predictor of Response to Chemotherapy-Bevacizumab in Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer.

Previous studies have shown that metastatic colorectal carcinoma (mCRC) patients treated with bevacizumab, experience variation in the plasma levels of angiogenesis growth factors and related cytokines, called angiogenic switch (AS). The aim of the present study was to analyze the relationship between AS and the clinical response during standard chemotherapy-bevacizumab treatment.

Treatment Patterns and Survival of Elderly Patients With Breast Cancer Brain Metastases.

The main objective of this study was to analyze treatment patterns of elderly patients with breast cancer brain metastases (BCBM), evaluate characteristics associated with treatment selection, and to analyze trends in overall survival (OS) over time.

Contemporary approaches to High-risk, Early-Stage Serous Endometrial Cancer: Clinical Equipoise Persists.

Dose Escalation in Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer: A Meta-Analysis.

To determine whether increasing biologically effective dose (BED) with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is associated with improved local control (LC) or toxicities in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer.

Comparison of Outcomes in Patients With Muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer Treated With Radical Cystectomy Versus Bladder Preservation.

Radical cystectomy currently remains the standard of care for muscle-invasive bladder cancer. However, surgery can be associated with considerable morbidity and mortality, including the removal of the bladder. An alternative strategy is to preserve the bladder through concurrent chemoradiation following a maximal transurethral resection of the tumor. National protocols using a bladder-preservation approach have demonstrated disease-specific outcomes comparable to radical cystectomy in selected patients, but...

Neoadjuvant Interdigitated Chemoradiotherapy Using Mesna, Doxorubicin, and Ifosfamide for Large, High-grade, Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Extremity: Improved Efficacy and Reduced Toxicity.

Patients with large, high-grade extremity soft tissue sarcoma (STS) are at high risk for both local and distant recurrence. RTOG 95-14, using a regimen of neoadjuvant interdigitated chemoradiotherapy with mesna, doxorubicin, ifosfamide, and dacarbazine followed by surgery and 3 cycles of adjuvant mesna, doxorubicin, ifosfamide, and dacarbazine, demonstrated high rates of disease control at the cost of significant toxicity (83% grade 4, 5% grade 5). As such, this regimen has not been widely adopted. Herein, ...

BRCA1 Mutations Associated With Increased Risk of Brain Metastases in Breast Cancer: A 1: 2 Matched-pair Analysis.

Brain metastases (BM) occur in ∼5% of breast cancer patients. BRCA1-associated cancers are often basal-like and basal-like cancers are known to have a predilection for central nervous system metastases. We performed a matched-pair analysis of breast cancer patients with and without BRCA mutations and compared the frequency of BM in both groups.

A Phase II Study of Celecoxib With Irinotecan, 5-Fluorouracil, and Leucovorin in Patients With Previously Untreated Advanced or Metastatic Colorectal Cancer.

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) overexpression is associated with increased tumor invasiveness and proliferation in CRC, and COX-2 inhibition has demonstrated chemopreventive activity. This study investigated the addition of celecoxib, a selective COX-2 inhibitor, to the irinotecan, 5-fluorouracil, and leucovorin (IFL) regimen for patients with previously untreated metastatic CRC.

The Significance of Para-Aortic Nodal Size and the Role of Adjuvant Systemic Chemotherapy in Cervical Cancer: An Institutional Experience.

Cervical cancer metastatic to the para-aortic lymph nodes (PALNs) carries a poor prognosis. Despite extended-field radiation therapy (EFRT), only 30% to 50% of patients will survive 3 years. We sought to examine the treatment regimens used, associated toxicities, and treatment outcomes in patients with cervical cancer metastatic to PALN.

Breast-conservation Therapy After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Does Not Compromise 10-Year Breast Cancer-specific Mortality.

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy can increase the rate of breast-conserving surgery by downstaging disease in patients with breast cancer. The aim of this study was to determine whether patients who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy have equal survival after breast-conservation therapy compared with mastectomy.

Regional Lymph Node Metastases in Groin Sarcomas: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge.

The evaluation of lymph nodes and the role of groin dissection for groin sarcomas has been controversial where there have not been previous studies or guidelines published. In this study, we aim to first formulate a clinical approach in the evaluation of regional lymph nodal metastases. Second, we aim to also evaluate the role of regional lymphadenectomy in the setting of pathologically involved regional lymph nodes for groin sarcomas.

The Utility of Diagnostic Laparoscopy in Patients Being Evaluated for Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Peritoneal Chemotherapy.

To assess the role of diagnostic laparoscopy (DL) to evaluate candidates for optimal cytoreduction surgery of peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in a consecutive series.

Utilization of an Alternative Docetaxel-based Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Regimen in Patients With Ovarian, Fallopian Tube or Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma: A Continued Need for Ovarian Cancer Patients.

The objective of this study was to report the tolerability and toxicity of a regimen consisting of intravenous (IV) docetaxel and intraperitoneal (IP) cisplatin and paclitaxel with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor support.

Single-agent Bevacizumab in Recurrent Glioblastoma After Second-line Chemotherapy With Fotemustine: The Experience of the Italian Association of Neuro-Oncology.

Bevacizumab is an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor antibody used in the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma (GBM). Despite the large number of studies carried out in patients with recurrent GBM, little is known about the administration of this angiogenesis inhibitor after the failure of the second-line chemotherapy.

Quality of Life Perception, Cognitive Function, and Psychological Status in a Real-world Population of Glioblastoma Patients Treated With Radiotherapy and Temozolomide: A Single-center Prospective Study.

Health-related quality of life (HRQoL), cognitive function, and psychological status represent an important focus during the treatment of glioblastoma patients. Nevertheless, few randomized, prospective clinical trials have analyzed these factors, and very little is known in the real-clinical world. We evaluated these characteristics in glioblastoma patients treated with standard first-line therapy outside clinical trials.


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