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Immediate prosthetic breast reconstruction produces a satisfactory aesthetic result with high levels of patient satisfaction. However, with the broader indication for post-mastectomy adjuvant radiation, many patients are advised against immediate breast reconstruction because of concerns of implant loss and infection particularly as most patients also require chemotherapy. This retrospective cohort study examines outcomes for patients who underwent immediate two-stage prosthetic breast reconstruction after ...
Recent clinical trials utilizing Interferon-alpha (IFN) in combination with chemoradiation have demonstrated significant improvements in the survival of patients with pancreatic cancer. However, efficacy was limited by the systemic toxicity of IFN and low intratumoral levels of the cytokine. We sought to address these drawbacks by using an Oncolytic Adenovirus expressing IFN (OAd-hamIFN) in combination with chemotherapy and/or radiation in regimens mimicking the IFN-based therapies used in clinical trials. ...
Nowadays, even though several biologic therapies are available to treat psoriasis, multidrug-resistant disease continues to be a therapeutic challenge. Combination therapy has therefore become increasingly important. In this context, apremilast, according to its safety profile, could easily be combined with biologics in patients with comorbidities and/or recalcitrant multidrug-resistant psoriasis.
Although the benefit of chemoradiation over radiation therapy alone has been shown in randomized trials for stage II to III squamous cell of the anus, this benefit is not clear for patients with stage I cancer. Nevertheless, most societal recommendations endorse chemoradiation for patients with stage I squamous cell carcinoma of the anus despite the lack of proven benefit and potential increase in toxicity.
The Children's Oncology Group AHOD0431 study evaluated a response-directed treatment paradigm in which minimal initial chemotherapy and low-dose radiation was received only by patients who did not achieve a complete remission, and a chemotherapy/low-dose radiation salvage regimen was received by those who had a protocol-defined, low-risk recurrence.
The immune checkpoint inhibitors ipilimumab, nivolumab, and pembrolizumab have dramatically improved outcomes for patients with metastatic melanoma; however, not all patients benefit from monotherapy with these agents. To address this issue, complementary combinations of immunotherapy are increasingly being explored as a strategy to improve outcomes. However, combinatorial approaches come with heightened risk of toxicity. In this review, we highlight combinations for which there are prospective data from cl...
The optimum adjuvant treatment for Stage II endometrial cancer patients is unknown. External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is often considered the standard of care; however, retrospective series suggest that brachytherapy (BT) alone may be sufficient for selected patients. As randomized data are lacking, we used a large database to explore this question.
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) has become a standard treatment for patients with medically inoperable early-stage lung cancer. However, its effectiveness in patients medically suitable for surgery is unclear.
Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) using yttrium-90 resin microspheres has been used together with systemic chemotherapy to treat patients with unresectable liver metastases. This study undertook the first systematic pooled assessment of the case profile, treatment and outcome in patients with initially inoperable colorectal hepatic metastases undergoing resection after systemic chemotherapy and SIRT.
The Cancer and Leukemia Group B 9,343 demonstrated that postoperative radiation can be safely omitted in women ≥70 years who underwent breast-conserving therapy for clinical stage I (T1N0M0) estrogen receptor positive breast cancer treated with antihormonal therapy. Whether such results are observed in real-world population is unknown. In this hospital-based data, we report the survival outcomes of patients who received adjuvant radiation therapy versus those who did not.
The management of N2 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) found at operation is controversial. Current guidelines recommend adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) or adjuvant chemo-radiation therapy (CRT). We evaluated if adjuvant CRT was associated with improved survival as compared with AC in patients with N2 NSCLC after complete resection.
Over the past 20 years, PET/CT has had many technological and developmental advancements for patient care. PET/CT has evolved from solely used as a diagnosis and staging tool to now having an impact on treating cancer through a collaboration with radiation oncology. There are multiple considerations when integrating PET/CT into radiation therapy planning such as PET/CT center needs, the types of scans to offer, workflow considerations between the two centers, PET/CT center growth and demand on schedules, an...
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) has been associated with increased toxicity when delivered to early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with a tumor within 2cm of the proximal bronchial tree (PBT). We investigated non-cancer death for these patients as it relates to GTV-proximity to the PBT compared to peripheral tumors.
Ipsilateral regional nodal status is an important independent prognostic factor for patients with breast cancer. Several decisions regarding local therapy are necessary for patients found to have pathologically involved lymph node(s). This article reviews the role of completion dissection and/or radiation therapy in patients found to have positive sentinel lymph node(s), taking into consideration use of mastectomy vs lumpectomy, tumor characteristics, tumor biology, plans for systemic therapy, and patient p...
Clinical guidelines recommend adjuvant chemotherapy for high-risk patients with stage II-III colorectal cancer. However, chemotherapeutic administration rates differ significantly between hospitals. We assessed the prognostic benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with stage IIb/c colorectal cancer, and the prognostic impact of inter-hospital variations in the administration of adjuvant chemotherapy for stage II-III colorectal cancer.
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) remains among the most challenging malignancies to treat. At diagnosis, the tumor often already extends beyond the confines of the pancreas, spreading to an extent such that primary surgery with curative intent is very rarely feasible. Considerable momentum is now being given to a treatment strategy involving neoadjuvant chemotherapy or chemotherapy and radiation therapy in patients with nonmetastatic PDA. The main advantage of this strategy is better selection of pati...
Trimodality therapy with neoadjuvant chemoradiation followed by surgery has emerged as the standard of care for the treatment of locally advanced esophageal cancer. Yet, there is considerable variation in survival within this population. We sought to analyze factors associated with survival after trimodality therapy in esophageal adenocarcinoma. We identified 4,679 patients from the National Cancer Database (NCDB) of the American College of Surgeons who received chemotherapy and radiation prior to surgery f...
The International Duration Evaluation of Adjuvant therapy (IDEA) pooled analysis compared 3 to 6 months of adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer. The overarching goal was to reduce chemotherapy-related toxicity, mainly oxaliplatin-induced neuropathy. Patients were classified into low-risk and high-risk groups, suggesting that low-risk patients may be offered only 3 months of treatment. We aimed to evaluate the benefit of monotherapy versus doublet chemotherapy in low and high IDEA risk groups.
To compare the outcome of postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy and surgery alone for stage pT1b-3N0M0 squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the thoracic esophagus.Two hundred and thirty-eight patients who underwent esophagectomy for stage pT1b-3N0M0 SCC of the thoracic esophagus in Department of Thoracic Surgery, Fourth Hospital, Hebei Medical University between January 2008 and February 2011 were analyzed retrospectively. These included postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy for 118 patients and surgery alone for 1...
Clinical concern remains regarding the relationship between consecutive (QD) versus nonconsecutive (QoD) lung stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) treatment schedules and outcomes for clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We examined a multi-institutional series of patients receiving 5-fraction lung SBRT to compare the local failure rates and overall survival between patients receiving QD versus QoD treatment.
To date, no published randomized trials have shown stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) to offer superior outcomes to conventionally fractionated radiation therapy (CFRT) for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The largest study to date, this investigation of a contemporary national database sought to evaluate practice patterns and survival between CFRT and SBRT.
To revise the recommendation on the use of concurrent chemotherapy (CC) with palliative thoracic external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) made in the original 2011 American Society for Radiation Oncology guideline on palliative thoracic radiation for lung cancer.
Optimizing treatment of early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) requires balancing cure with potential acute and late toxicities from treatment. We reviewed our institutional experience with chemotherapy alone (ChT) versus combined modality therapy (CMT).