Neoplasm Recurrence, Local

Publication Title: 
Cancer

BACKGROUND: Among patients with well differentiated papillary thyroid carcinoma who generally have an excellent prognosis and a near-normal lifespan, there exist subsets of patients who have significant risk for morbidity and mortality from this disease. It is important to define the patterns of disease progression and the clinical outcome of such patients to develop effective surveillance and treatment strategies.

Author(s): 
Vassilopoulou-Sellin, R.
Schultz, P. N.
Haynie, T. P.
Publication Title: 
Cancer Treatment and Research
Author(s): 
Cobleigh, M. A.
Publication Title: 
Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America

With improving longevity, the late-occurring adverse effects of cancer and its treatment are becoming increasingly apparent. As in other clinical populations, healthy lifestyle behaviors encompassing weight management, a healthy diet, regular exercise, and smoking cessation have the potential to reduce morbidity and mortality significantly in cancer survivors.

Author(s): 
Demark-Wahnefried, Wendy
Jones, Lee W.
Publication Title: 
European Journal of Oncology Nursing: The Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society

BACKGROUND: Women with recurring ovarian cancer are living longer, due to advances in treatment options. They are now often outpatients, experiencing rapid encounters on treatment days. Whether this shift in care meets women's needs has been scarcely explored scientifically. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to illuminate the phenomenon of living with recurring ovarian cancer as experienced by women in that condition. METHODS AND SAMPLE: A descriptive phenomenological method was used.

Author(s): 
Ekwall, Eva
Ternestedt, Britt-Marie
Sorbe, Bengt
Sunvisson, Helena
Publication Title: 
Transplantation

In cadaveric liver transplantation, the Milan criteria have been accepted as the selection criteria for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients in considering organ allocation. However, the situation is different in living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT), in which the donor has a strong preference for altruism. The authors describe herein their experience with LDLT for HCC patients using their patient selection criteria. From February 1999 to March 2002, right lobe LDLT was performed in 56 patients with HCC.

Author(s): 
Kaihara, Satoshi
Kiuchi, Tetsuya
Ueda, Mikiko
Oike, Fumitaka
Fujimoto, Yasuhiro
Ogawa, Kohei
Kozaki, Koichi
Tanaka, Koichi
Publication Title: 
Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

PURPOSE: Acupuncture is a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modality that shows promise as a component of supportive breast cancer care. Lack of robust recruitment for clinical trial entry has limited the evidence base for acupuncture as a treatment modality among breast cancer survivors. The objective of this study is to identify key decision-making factors among breast cancer survivors considering entry into an acupuncture clinical trial for treatment of symptoms.

Author(s): 
Schapira, Marilyn M.
Mackenzie, Elizabeth R.
Lam, Regina
Casarett, David
Seluzicki, Christina M.
Barg, Frances K.
Mao, Jun J.
Publication Title: 
Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology

PURPOSE: This report proposes hypnosis as a valid alternative to general anaesthesia for immobilisation and set-up in certain cases in paediatric radiotherapy. METHODS: We report three cases of children who underwent radiotherapy in 1994 and were treated using hypnosis for set-up during irradiation.

Author(s): 
Bertoni, F.
Bonardi, A.
Magno, L.
Mandracchia, S.
Martinelli, L.
Terraneo, F.
Tonoli, S.
Publication Title: 
Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association

OBJECTIVE: To examine whether a group intervention including hypnosis can reduce cancer pain and trait hypnotizability would moderate these effects. DESIGN: This randomized clinical trial examined the effects of group therapy with hypnosis (supportive-expressive group therapy) plus education compared to an education-only control condition on pain over 12 months among 124 women with metastatic breast cancer. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Pain and suffering, frequency of pain, and degree of constant pain were assessed at baseline and 4-month intervals.

Author(s): 
Butler, Lisa D.
Koopman, Cheryl
Neri, Eric
Giese-Davis, Janine
Palesh, Oxana
Thorne-Yocam, Krista A.
Dimiceli, Sue
Chen, Xin-Hua
Fobair, Patricia
Kraemer, Helena C.
Spiegel, David
Publication Title: 
Oncotarget

To improve prognosis in recurrent glioblastoma we developed a treatment protocol based on a combination of drugs not traditionally thought of as cytotoxic chemotherapy agents but that have a robust history of being well-tolerated and are already marketed and used for other non-cancer indications.

Author(s): 
Kast, Richard E.
Boockvar, John A.
Brüning, Ansgar
Cappello, Francesco
Chang, Wen-Wei
Cvek, Boris
Dou, Q. Ping
Duenas-Gonzalez, Alfonso
Efferth, Thomas
Focosi, Daniele
Ghaffari, Seyed H.
Karpel-Massler, Georg
Ketola, Kirsi
Khoshnevisan, Alireza
Keizman, Daniel
Magné, Nicolas
Marosi, Christine
McDonald, Kerrie
Muñoz, Miguel
Paranjpe, Ameya
Pourgholami, Mohammad H.
Sardi, Iacopo
Sella, Avishay
Srivenugopal, Kalkunte S.
Tuccori, Marco
Wang, Weiguang
Wirtz, Christian R.
Halatsch, Marc-Eric
Publication Title: 
Oncotarget

CUSP9 treatment protocol for recurrent glioblastoma was published one year ago. We now present a slight modification, designated CUSP9*. CUSP9* drugs--aprepitant, artesunate, auranofin, captopril, celecoxib, disulfiram, itraconazole, sertraline, ritonavir, are all widely approved by regulatory authorities, marketed for non-cancer indications. Each drug inhibits one or more important growth-enhancing pathways used by glioblastoma. By blocking survival paths, the aim is to render temozolomide, the current standard cytotoxic drug used in primary glioblastoma treatment, more effective.

Author(s): 
Kast, Richard E.
Karpel-Massler, Georg
Halatsch, Marc-Eric

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