2,154 results match your criteria International Journal of Clinical Oncology[Journal]


Cell-type-specific sensitivity of bortezomib in the methotrexate-resistant primary central nervous system lymphoma cells.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Laboratory of Molecular Target Therapy for Cancer, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, 465 Kajii-cho, Kawaramachi-Hirokoji, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, 602-8566, Japan.

Background: Methotrexate (MTX) is used in first-line treatment of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL), but most cases result in relapse-acquired resistance to MTX. However, only few studies have reported on internal changes and chemotherapies in PCNSL.

Methods: In this study, we generated two MTX-resistant PCNSL cell lines, designated MTX-HKBML and MTX-TK, in addition to a MTX-resistant Burkitt lymphoma cell line, designated MTX-RAJI. Read More

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Feasibility of initial treatment in elderly patients with ovarian cancer in Japan: a retrospective study.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Apr 15. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Breast and Medical Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the real world situation and clarify the problem in initial treatment for elderly patients with ovarian cancer in Japan.

Methods: We used the ovarian cancer database, containing all patients diagnosed and treated with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Stage I-IV ovarian cancer at the National Cancer Center Hospital in Japan from June 2008 to April 2013. Patients were stratified into two groups based on age: an elderly group, aged 70 years or older, and a younger group, aged below 70 years. Read More

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Cryosurgery for primary breast cancers, its biological impact, and clinical outcomes.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Apr 13. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Department of Breast Surgery, Kyoto University Hospital, 54 Kawaharacho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, Japan.

Recently, a number of new minimally invasive image-guided percutaneous ablation treatments, including cryoablation, radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation, high-intensity focused ultrasound, laser ablation, and irreversible electroporation have been developed. Several studies have shown the feasibility and safety of these cryoablation therapies for the treatment of benign breast tumors and small invasive breast cancer. Although the complete response rate of cryoablation for breast cancer is reported to be relatively good, most studies enrolled a small number of patients, and so reliable conclusions could not be drawn. Read More

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April 2019
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Molecular carcinogenesis of gastric cancer: Lauren classification, mucin phenotype expression, and cancer stem cells.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Apr 12. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Department of Molecular Pathology, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, 1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, 734-8551, Japan.

Gastric cancer (GC), one of the most common human cancers, is a heterogeneous disease with different phenotypes, prognoses, and responses to treatment. Understanding the pathogenesis of GC at the molecular level is important for prognosis prediction and determining treatments. Microsatellite instability (MSI), silencing of MLH1, MGMT, and CDKN2A genes by DNA hypermethylation, KRAS mutation, APC mutation, and ERBB2 amplification are frequently found in intestinal type GC. Read More

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Dawn of precision medicine on gastric cancer.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, 6-5-1 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba, 277-8577, Japan.

Background: In recent years, a better understanding of tumor biology and molecular features of gastric cancer has been reached. It may serve as a roadmap for patient stratification and trials of targeted therapies. The apparent efficacy of PD-1 blockade might be limited to a relatively small subset of advanced gastric cancer patients. Read More

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April 2019
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High diagnostic efficacy of 5-aminolevulinic acid-induced fluorescent urine cytology for urothelial carcinoma.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Urology, Osaka Rosai Hospital, Nagasone-cho 1179-3, Kitaku, Sakaishi, Osaka, Japan.

Background: In general, urine cytology is often problematic because of its low sensitivity, especially for low-grade urothelial carcinoma (UC) in clinical practice. To improve the sensitivity, we focused on 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA), because recent studies suggested that 5-ALA-induced urine cytology can be used for photodynamic diagnosis. In this study, we evaluated the diagnostic efficacy of 5-ALA-induced fluorescent urine cytology for UC. Read More

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Predictive factors for short-term biochemical recurrence-free survival after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in high-risk prostate cancer patients.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Urology, Iwate Medical University Hospital, 19-1 Uchimaru, Morioka, Iwate, 020-8505, Japan.

Background: We aimed to assess the short-term oncological outcomes of robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy to determine the predictive factors associated with biochemical recurrence in high-risk prostate cancer patients.

Methods: A total of 331 patients with localized prostate cancer underwent robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Of them, 113 patients were diagnosed with high-risk prostate cancer according to the D'Amico risk group classification. Read More

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Laparoscopic radical cystectomy in octogenarians: analysis of a Japanese multicenter cohort.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Urology, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan.

Backgrounds: This study aimed to describe the morbidity and mortality in older patients undergoing laparoscopic radical cystectomy (LRC) and compare the outcomes of LRC between octogenarians and younger patients (< 80 years) in a Japanese multicenter cohort.

Methods: We identified 433 patients (80 octogenarians) who underwent LRC in a retrospective multicenter database from 10 institutions. The perioperative outcomes and the 90-day and late (> 90-day) complications according to the Clavien-Dindo classification were compared between the octogenarians and younger patients. Read More

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April 2019
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Carbon-ion radiotherapy for lymph node oligo-recurrence: a multi-institutional study by the Japan Carbon-Ion Radiation Oncology Study Group (J-CROS).

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

QST Hospital, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba, 263-8555, Japan.

Background: The efficacy of carbon-ion radiotherapy (C-ion RT) for lymph node (LN) oligo-recurrence has only been evaluated in limited single-center studies. We aimed to investigate the benefit of C-ion RT for LN oligo-recurrence in a large multi-center study.

Methods: Patients who received C-ion RT between December 1996 and December 2015 at 4 participating facilities and who met the following eligibility criteria were included: (i) histological or clinical diagnosis of LN recurrence; (ii) controlled primary lesion; (iii) no recurrence other than LN; (iv) LN recurrence involved in a single lymphatic site; and (v) age ≥ 20 years. Read More

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Real-world treatment of over 1600 Japanese patients with EGFR mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer with daily afatinib.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Apr 5. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Research Institute for Diseases of the Chest, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyusyu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

Background: This prospective, post-marketing observational study in Japanese patients aimed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of daily afatinib use in general practice.

Methods: This non-interventional study (NCT02131259) enrolled treatment-naïve and pre-treated patients with inoperable/recurrent EGFR mutation-positive NSCLC, eligible for afatinib treatment as per the afatinib label in Japan. Patients received afatinib at the approved dose (20, 30, 40, or 50 mg/day; physician decision), and were observed following treatment initiation for 52 weeks or until premature discontinuation. Read More

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April 2019
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Comparison of long-term oncologic outcomes between metastatic ovarian carcinoma originating from gastrointestinal organs and advanced mucinous ovarian carcinoma.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsuruma-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya, 466-8550, Japan.

Background: Occasionally, ovarian tumors are found to have originated from non-ovarian organs as metastatic lesions since the ovary is a common site of metastasis from many cancers. The aim of the current study was to estimate the long-term oncologic outcome of patients with metastatic mucinous ovarian carcinoma (MmOC) in comparison with those with primary mucinous ovarian carcinoma (PmOC) at an advanced stage.

Materials And Methods: The data of one hundred and sixty-seven patients with mucinous ovarian cancer, including 91 patients with MmOC from the digestive organs and 76 patients with stage III-IV PmOC, were retrospectively analyzed. Read More

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April 2019
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Bortezomib-based strategy with autologous stem cell transplantation for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma: a phase II study by the Japan Study Group for Cell Therapy and Transplantation (JSCT-MM12).

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Medicine and Biosystemic Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, 812-8582, Japan.

Background: The Japan Study Group for Cell Therapy and Transplantation (JSCT) organized a phase II study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a treatment protocol (JSCT-MM12) for multiple myeloma (MM) patients who were previously untreated and transplantation-eligible. Since bortezomib-based therapy is known to be effective for MM, the protocol is intensified more than the previous protocol (JSCT-MM10) and comprised the subsequent treatments: bortezomib + cyclophosphamide + dexamethasone (VCD) induction; bortezomib + high-dose-melphalan (B-HDM) conditioning with autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT); bortezomib + thalidomide + dexamethasone (VTD) consolidation; and lenalidomide (LEN) maintenance.

Methods: Sixty-four symptomatic patients aged between 20 and 65 years were enrolled for treatment and received three cycles of VCD, followed by cyclophosphamide administration for autologous stem cell harvest and B-HDM/ASCT, and subsequently two cycles of VTD, after that LEN for 1 year. Read More

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April 2019
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Identification of SERPINE1, PLAU and ACTA1 as biomarkers of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma based on integrated bioinformatics analysis.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, 250021, Shandong, China.

Background: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the six leading cancer by incidence worldwide. The 5-year survival rate of HNSCC patients remains less than 65% due to lack of symptoms in the early stage. Hence, biomarkers which can improve detection of HNSCC should improve clinical outcome. Read More

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April 2019
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Stereotactic body radiotherapy in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and interstitial pneumonia: a review.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, 377-2, Ohno-higashi, Osaka-Sayama, Osaka, Japan.

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) can yield excellent local tumor control, as well as survival benefit comparable to that of surgery for early-stage lung cancer. However, in terms of toxicity, SBRT might lead to fatal radiation pneumonitis. Lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and interstitial lung disease (ILD), are major risk factors for lung cancer. Read More

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April 2019
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Efficacy and safety of oxaliplatin-based regimen versus cisplatin-based regimen in the treatment of gastric cancer: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Affiliated Hospital of Gansu University of Chinese Medicine, 732 West Jiayuguan Road, Chengguan District, Lanzhou, 730000, Gansu, China.

Background: Cisplatin played an important role in the treatment of gastric cancer (GC). Oxaliplatin has been shown to be at least as effective as cisplatin for GC, with less toxicity and a better tolerability profile. We performed a meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and safety of oxaliplatin-based regimen versus cisplatin-based regimen in the treatment of GC. Read More

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March 2019
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Impact of prostate cancer radiotherapy on the biological behavior and specific mortality of subsequent bladder cancer.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Department of Urology, National Center of Gerontology, Beijing Hospital, No. 1 DaHua Road, Dong Dan, Beijing, 100730, People's Republic of China.

Background: The impact of different radiotherapy modalities on the development and characteristics of second primary bladder cancers (BCa) and BCa-specific mortality (BCa-SM) remains unclear. Thus, we evaluated the incidence and biological behavior of subsequent BCa and related survival in patients who underwent radiation therapy for prostate cancer (PCa).

Methods: A total of 530,581 patients in the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results database with localized PCa between 1988 and 2013 were identified. Read More

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March 2019
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Future projection of cancer patients with cardiovascular disease in Japan by the year 2039: a pilot study.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Department of Cardiovascular Biology and Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan.

Background: The number of cancer patients in Japan is estimated to rise to 3.5 million by 2025. The disease burden may be further complicated by comorbidities caused by cardiovascular disease (CVD). Read More

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March 2019
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Removal of the entire internal iliac vessel system is a feasible surgical procedure for locally advanced ovarian carcinoma adhered firmly to the pelvic sidewall.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Department of Gynecology, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-8-1, Inohana, Chuo-ku, 2608677, Chiba city, Chiba, Japan.

Background: Ovarian carcinomas sometimes grow in the pelvic cavity, adhering firmly to the pelvic sidewall. These cases are often considered as inoperable or result in the incomplete resection because the tumors are not mobile. We performed en bloc resection of the tumors along with the entire internal iliac vessel system to achieve complete resection. Read More

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March 2019
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Survival and chemotherapy-related risk of second primary malignancy in breast cancer patients: a SEER-based study.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Department of Breast Surgery, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, 270 Dong-An Road, Shanghai, 200032, People's Republic of China.

Background: With the improvement in the survival of breast cancer, developing second primary malignancy becomes a serious health issue. The aim of this study was to explore the survival of breast cancer patients with second primary malignancy, and to evaluate the impact of chemotherapy on the risk of different cancer sites.

Method: Obtaining data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database, we calculated the standardized incidence ratio (SIR) for second primary malignancy in breast cancer survivors between 2000 and 2014. Read More

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March 2019
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Three-year follow-up of a phase II study of radium-223 dichloride in Japanese patients with symptomatic castration-resistant prostate cancer and bone metastases.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 May 14;24(5):557-566. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Division of Breast and Medical Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, 6-5-1 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan.

Background: Radium-223 is a first-in-class targeted alpha therapy to prolong overall survival (OS) in castration-resistant prostate cancer with bone metastases (mCRPC). The aim of the present analysis was to assess the long-term safety with radium-223 in Japanese patients with mCRPC.

Methods: Patients with symptomatic mCRPC, ≥ 2 bone metastases and no known visceral metastases received up to 6 injections of radium-223 (55 kBq/kg), one every 4 weeks. Read More

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May 2019
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FDG-PET might not contribute to improving survival in patients with locally advanced inoperable esophageal cancer.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1 Seiryo-chou, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8574, Japan.

Background: In Japan, positron emission tomography using F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG-PET) has been covered by the national health insurance for esophageal cancer since 2006. FDG-PET is commonly performed in advanced esophageal cancer. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of FDG-PET on survival in patients with locally advanced inoperable esophageal cancer. Read More

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March 2019
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RFA experiences, indications and clinical outcomes.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Mar 11. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

Backgound: Early-stage breast cancer is increasingly detected by screening mammography, and we aim to establish radiofrequency ablation therapy (RFA) as a minimally invasive, cost-efficient, and cosmetically acceptable local treatment. Although there were many studies on resection after RFA, none of them provided sufficient evidence to support RFA as a standard therapy for breast cancer.

Results: In our Phase I study, localized tumors with a maximum diameter of 2 cm, preoperatively diagnosed by imaging and histopathology, were treated with RFA. Read More

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March 2019
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Resection of pancreatic metastatic renal cell carcinoma: experience and long-term survival outcome from a large center in China.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Mar 7. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Department of General Surgery, Ruijin Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, No.197 Ruijin Number Two Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, 200025, People's Republic of China.

Purpose: This study aimed to determine the outcome of pancreatic metastatic renal cell carcinoma (PmRCC) after treatment and share the relevent results.

Methods: In total, 13 patients with PmRCC were diagnosed and treated in our institution from December 2013 to October 2017. We retrospectively reviewed the records and analyzed the patient demographics, perioperative outcomes, and overall survival. Read More

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March 2019
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Recent treatment strategy for advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the lung in Japan.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 May 7;24(5):461-467. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Okayama University Hospital, Okayama, Japan.

Squamous cell carcinoma of the lung is associated with smoking in its development and comprises about 20-30% of all lung cancers. Its treatment strategy had been limited for the past decades, inevitably resulting in the poor outcome. However in the 2010s, it has dramatically changed mainly with the recent clinical introduction of immune checkpoint inhibitors. Read More

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May 2019
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CT and clinical characteristics that predict risk of EGFR mutation in non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Mar 5. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Pathology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.

Introduction: To systematically analyze CT and clinical characteristics to find out the risk factors of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Then the significant characteristics were used to set up a mathematic model to predict EGFR mutation in NSCLC.

Materials And Methods: PubMed, Web of Knowledge and EMBASE up to August 17, 2018 were systematically searched for relevant studies that investigated the evidence of association between CT and clinical characteristics and EGFR mutation in NSCLC. Read More

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March 2019
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Japanese subgroup analysis of a phase III study of S-1 versus docetaxel in non-small cell lung cancer patients after platinum-based treatment: EAST-LC.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 May 4;24(5):485-493. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Thoracic Center, St Luke's International Hospital, 9-1 Akashi-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-8560, Japan.

Introduction: The East Asia S-1 Trial in Lung Cancer (EAST-LC) was a randomized phase III study conducted in East Asia that demonstrated the non-inferiority of S-1 to docetaxel in previously treated patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Here, we reported the results of the Japanese subgroup treated with docetaxel 60 mg/m, the standard dosage in Japan.

Patients And Methods: Patients were randomized 1:1 to receive either S-1 or docetaxel. Read More

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May 2019
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Diagnostic value of multimodal ultrasound imaging in differentiating benign and malignant TI-RADS category 4 nodules.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

The Second School of Clinical Medicine, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China.

Background: Differential diagnosis of benign and malignant thyroid imaging reporting and data system category 4 (TI-RADS-4) nodules can be difficult using conventional ultrasound (US). This study aimed to evaluate whether multimodal ultrasound imaging can improve differentiation and characterization of benign and malignant TI-RADS-4 nodules.

Methods: Multimodal ultrasound imaging, including US, superb microvascular imaging (SMI), and real-time elastography (RTE), were performed on 196 TI-RADS-4 nodules (78, benign; 118, malignant) in 170 consecutive patients. Read More

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March 2019
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Optimal use of anthracycline-free perioperative chemotherapy in HER2-positive breast cancer patients.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjyuku, Tokyo, 160-8582, Japan.

Purpose: In adjuvant settings of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer, anthracycline-based chemotherapy followed by taxane and trastuzumab is a standard regimen. Recent studies have reported the use of anthracycline-free adjuvant chemotherapy in selected HER2-positive breast cancer patients. We conducted a single-center retrospective study to identify the characteristics of HER2-positive breast cancer patients for whom anthracyclines can be safely omitted. Read More

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February 2019
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Discrimination between breast invasive ductal carcinomas and benign lesions by optimizing quantitative parameters derived from dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI using a semi-automatic method.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Radiology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China.

Background: To propose a semi-automatic method for distinguishing invasive ductal carcinomas from benign lesions on breast dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI).

Methods: 142 cases were included. In the conventional method, the region of interest for a breast lesion was drawn manually and the corresponding mean time-signal intensity curve (TIC) was qualitatively categorized. Read More

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February 2019
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Long-term outcomes and prognostic factors of pulmonary metastasectomy for osteosarcoma and soft tissue sarcoma.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Feb 26. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-2 (L5), Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan.

Background: The prognostic factors of pulmonary metastasectomy in patients with osteosarcoma and soft tissue sarcoma remain controversial. The purpose of our analysis was to explore the prognostic factors and outcomes of patients with osteosarcoma and soft tissue sarcoma who underwent pulmonary metastasectomy at our institution.

Methods: We reviewed the data of 44 patients who underwent resection of pulmonary metastases from 1996 to 2016 at our institution. Read More

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February 2019

External validation of nomograms for prediction of progression-free survival and liver toxicity in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma treated with pazopanib.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Feb 23. Epub 2019 Feb 23.

Department of Urology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan.

Background: Nomograms have been developed for the prediction of progression-free survival (PFS) and liver toxicity in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who are treated with pazopanib. The objectives of this study were to review clinical outcomes, to perform an external validation of these nomograms and to develop a new nomogram in Japanese patients.

Methods: A retrospective chart review of 150 Japanese patients with advanced RCC who received pazopanib at Kobe University Hospital and affiliated hospitals from March 2014 to June 2017 was performed. Read More

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February 2019

Analysis of major BCR-ABL1 mRNA by digital polymerase chain reaction is useful for prediction of international scale.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Feb 23. Epub 2019 Feb 23.

Division of Laboratory Medicine, Sapporo Medical University Hospital, South 1, West 16, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, 060-8543, Japan.

Background: Major BCR-ABL1 mRNA in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) has generally been analysed by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Application of the international scale (IS) for the quantification of major BCR-ABL1 mRNA has been recommended in several sets of guidelines, including those of the European LeukemiaNet. The aim of this study was to clarify the efficacy of digital PCR technology for the IS of BCR-ABL1 mRNA in the patients with CML by comparing with real-time PCR. Read More

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February 2019
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Induction TPF chemotherapy followed by CRT with fractionated administration of cisplatin in patients with unresectable locally advanced head and neck cancer.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Feb 22. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Department of Head and Neck Medical Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, 6-5-1 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba, 277-8577, Japan.

Background: In treatment of locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN), the use of docetaxel, cisplatin, and 5-fluorouracil (TPF) followed by high-dose cisplatin chemoradiotherapy (CRT) carries concerns over toxicity. We evaluated the feasibility of TPF as induction chemotherapy (IC) to Japanese patients and the tolerability of CRT with fractionated administration of cisplatin after IC.

Methods: Patients with unresectable stage III, IV SCCHN received IC followed by CRT. Read More

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February 2019
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Lymph node ratio has impact on relapse and outcome in patients with stage III melanoma.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Department of Medical Oncology, Institute of Oncology, University of Istanbul, 34390, Istanbul, Capa, Turkey.

Background: Even though both the involvement of regional lymph nodes and the number of metastatic lymph nodes are regarded as major determinants of survival in cutaneous melanoma, the extent of node dissection has been analyzed as an independent prognostic indicator in only a few studies. This study aims to determine how the lymph node ratio (NR) (ratio of positive nodes to total nodes removed) might predict the disease relapse and survival in node-positive melanoma.

Materials And Methods: A total of 317 patients with stage III primary melanoma were included in the study and reviewed retrospectively. Read More

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February 2019
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Control of intracranial disease is associated with improved survival in patients with brain metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

The Catholic Liver Research Center, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea.

Background: Brain metastasis is a rare event in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This retrospective study aimed to identify the prognostic factors and determine the outcomes of patients with brain metastases from HCC.

Methods: About 86 patients with brain metastases (0. Read More

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February 2019
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A prognostic parameter in advanced non-small cell lung cancer: the ratio of hemoglobin-to-red cell distribution width.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Feb 19. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Department of Medical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.

Background: This study aims to investigate the prognostic value of the ratio of hemoglobin-RDW (HRR) at diagnosis, in terms of overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Methods: Patients with metastatic NCCLC who attended two separate medical oncology clinics between April 2013 and December 2017 were retrospectively screened. HRR was calculated as Hgb (g/dL) divided by the RDW (%). Read More

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February 2019
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Biweekly S-1 plus oxaliplatin (SOX) reintroduction in previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer patients (ORION 2 study): a phase II study to evaluate the efficacy and safety.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Cancer Center, Aichi Medical University, Aichi, Japan.

Background: The reintroduction of oxaliplatin as a third-or-later-line regimen has been a promising option for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) who previously received chemotherapy including oxaliplatin. In this single-arm phase II study, we evaluated the efficacy of biweekly SOX, which is the combination of oxaliplatin reintroduction and S-1, as a third-or-later-line treatment.

Methods: Patients with mCRC who had previously received prior chemotherapy including oxaliplatin and irinotecan and were planned to receive the reintroduction of oxaliplatin were enrolled. Read More

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February 2019
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Oncologic and reproductive outcomes of cystectomy as a fertility-sparing treatment for early-stage epithelial ovarian cancer.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University, Truma-cho 65, Showa-ku, 466-8550, Nagoya, Japan.

Background: Fertility-sparing surgery (FSS) has mainly been chosen for young women with ovarian-confined/well-differentiated epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). In general, FSS consists of at least conservation of contralateral ovary and the uterus with a staging surgery. However, information on the clinical outcome in women who underwent cystectomy as a fertility-preserving option is lacking. Read More

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February 2019
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Adjuvant therapy in renal cell carcinoma: the perspective of urologists.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Urology, Ludwig Maximilian University, Marchioninistr. 15, 81377, Munich, Germany.

Background: Until recently, there was no approved adjuvant therapy (AT) for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) unless sunitinib was approved in the US. We evaluated clinical opinion and estimated use regarding different treatment options and patient selection of AT in RCC patients based on current scientific data and individual experience in Germany.

Methods: We conducted an anonymous survey during a national urology conference in 01/2017. Read More

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February 2019
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Use of direct oral anti-coagulants for the treatment of venous thromboembolism in patients with advanced cancer: a prospective observational study.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Clinical Research Promotion Unit, Clinical Research Support Center, Shizuoka Cancer Center, 1007 Shimonagakubo, Nagaizumi-cho, Sunto-gun, Shizuoka, 411-8777, Japan.

Background: The efficacy of direct oral anti-coagulants (DOACs) for the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in Japanese patients with advanced cancer is largely unknown.

Methods: This prospective single-center observational study enrolled Japanese patients with unresectable advanced cancer who started DOAC treatment for new-onset VTE between December 2015 and May 2018. Patients were followed for 3 months to evaluate bleeding and VTE recurrences. Read More

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February 2019
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Survivin rs9904341 polymorphism significantly increased the risk of cancer: evidence from an updated meta-analysis of case-control studies.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Apr 12;24(4):335-349. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Genetics of Non-communicable Disease Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.

Aims: Survivin, a member of inhibitor of apoptosis protein family, is involved in the regulation of cell cycle and apoptosis. Several studies inspected the association between survivin polymorphisms and the risk of various cancers, but the findings remain controversial. We conducted a meta-analysis intending to certify the association between survivin polymorphisms and cancer risk. Read More

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April 2019
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Prolonged conservative treatment in patients with recurrent endometrial cancer after primary fertility-sparing therapy: 15-year experience.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Pathology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 100730, China.

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and prognosis of repeated treatment on patients with recurrent endometrial cancer (EC) after complete remission for primary fertility-preserving therapy.

Materials And Methods: We performed a retrospective study of patients with presumed stage IA endometrial cancer who had recurrence after achieving complete remission by fertility-preserving management at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, from January 2003 to April 2018. For each patient, medical records and pathology reports were reviewed. Read More

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February 2019
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Saddle pulmonary embolism and in-hospital mortality in patients with cancer.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

College of Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina, 280 Calhoun Street, QE213C MSC140, Charleston, SC, 29425, USA.

Purpose: Saddle pulmonary embolism (PE) has been associated with an increased risk of 1 year mortality when compared to non-saddle PE among patients with cancer. We sought to evaluate the association between saddle PE and in-hospital outcomes among patients with comorbid cancer.

Methods: The 2013 and 2014 United States National Inpatient Sample was used to identify adult patients hospitalized for acute PE. Read More

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February 2019
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Enzalutamide versus flutamide for castration-resistant prostate cancer after combined androgen blockade therapy with bicalutamide: a retrospective study.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Department of Urology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-4-3 Asahi-machi, Abeno-ku, Osaka, 545-8585, Japan.

Background: Alternative anti-androgen therapy (AAT) with flutamide after combined androgen blockade (CAB) therapy with bicalutamide for metastatic prostate cancer is common. However, no studies have compared enzalutamide without AAT with enzalutamide after AAT with flutamide as treatment for castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). We aimed to compare the efficacies of flutamide and enzalutamide for CRPC. Read More

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February 2019
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Patterns of lymph node metastasis and the management of neck dissection for parotid carcinomas: a single-institute experience.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Feb 9. Epub 2019 Feb 9.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Osaka Medical College, 2-7 Daigaku-machi, Takatsuki, Osaka, 569-8686, Japan.

Background: There is no consensus about the indications and range of neck dissection in patients who have parotid carcinoma, with elective neck dissection for cN0 disease being particularly controversial.

Methods: This study retrospectively reviewed 185 patients with newly diagnosed parotid carcinoma who were treated at our department between September 1999 and August 2018.

Results: 50 of the 185 patients had lymph node metastasis, including 7. Read More

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February 2019
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Comparative assessment of prognostic outcomes between first-generation antiandrogens and novel androgen-receptor-axis-targeted agents in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Feb 9. Epub 2019 Feb 9.

Department of Urology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1-20-1 Handayama, Higashi-Ku, Hamamatsu, 431-3192, Japan.

Background: To compare the prognostic outcomes between first-generation antiandrogen (FGA) and novel androgen-receptor-axis-targeted agent (ARATA) as first-line therapy in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC).

Methods: This study retrospectively included a total of 103 consecutive nmCRPC patients consisting of 47 (45.6%) and 56 (54. Read More

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Optimal treatment strategy for rectal cancer based on the risk factors for recurrence patterns.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Feb 5. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Shogoin-Kawara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, Japan.

Background: For rectal cancer, multimodality therapeutic approach is necessary to prevent local recurrence and distant metastasis. However, the efficacy of additional treatments, such as neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT), neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC), and lateral pelvic lymph node dissection (LPLND), has not been scrutinized.

Methods: Recurrence patterns were categorized into local recurrence and distant metastasis. Read More

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February 2019
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Early tumor shrinkage after first-line medical treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer: a meta-analysis.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Mar 4;24(3):231-240. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Department of Oncology, Ospedale Civile di Sanremo, Via G. Borea n. 56, 18038, Sanremo, Imperia, Italy.

Background: Early tumor shrinkage (ETS) is a response-related endpoint of clinical trials of chemotherapy (CHT) of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). It identifies a dimensional reduction of tumor size by at least 20-30% after 6-8 weeks of CHT.

Methods: A literature search of randomized trials of systemic treatment including CHT with or without antiangiogenics or anti-EGFR inhibitors in patients with mCRC has been conducted, and studies reporting the results of the relationship of ETS with overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) were selected. Read More

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March 2019
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Squamous cell carcinoma of the bladder: poor response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University, 3635 Vista Ave, 3rd Floor Desloge Towers, St. Louis, MO, 63110, USA.

Background: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the bladder is a rare, aggressive malignancy. Unlike urothelial cell carcinoma, SCC is resistant to chemotherapy and guidelines recommend radical cystectomy (RC) without neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). We aimed to evaluate the current management and survival of patients with invasive SCC treated with or without NAC. Read More

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February 2019
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