Transoral Robotic Surgery Total Laryngectomy: Evaluation of Functional and Survival Outcomes in a Retrospective Case Series at a Single Institution

Conclusions: TORS-TL is a feasible and safe treatment option with possible advantages for carefully selected patients in experienced hands.ORL 2017;79:191-201
Source: ORL - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease — almost 95 percent of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will require surgery and it’s often the first line of treatment for people with brain tumors, for example. But despite improvements in surgical techniques over the past decade, the cancer often comes back after the procedure.Now, a UCLA-led research team has developed a spray gel embedded with immune-boosting drugs that could help. In a peer-reviewed study, the substance was successful half of the time in awakening lab animals ’ immune systems ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Condition:   Inoperable or Recurrent or Metastatic Esophageal Squamous Carcinoma Intervention:   Drug: Treatment with Poziotinib Sponsor:   Yonsei University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer;   Non-Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma;   Circulating Tumor DNA Interventions:   Biological: Nivolumab;   Drug: Vinorelbine;   Drug: Gemcitabine;   Drug: Docetaxel;   Drug: Pemetrexed;   Drug: Cisplatin;   Drug: Carboplatin;   Drug: Paclitaxel;   Other: Observation Sponsor:   Bristol-Myers Squibb Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
RCC is the seventh leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Check out this article for an overview of the condition.12/10/2018
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news
Bajcsay A, Polgár C Abstract The treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck is multimodal, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, or the combination of those. Though aggressive treatment results in complete tumor remission in many patients even in locally advanced stages, unfortunately local relapse is not uncommon. For patients not candidate for salvage surgery, chemotherapy and conventional fractionated external beam irradiation can be applied. However, for patients previously treated with full-dose radiotherapy, the deliverable reirradiation dose is limited, considering the el...
Source: Magyar Onkologia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Magy Onkol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Pathological uptake of 18F-FDOPA does not always indicate the presence of a NET. The possibility of 18F-FDOPA uptake by tumor types other than NETs, although rare, should be considered. PMID: 29875288 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Eur J Endocrinol Source Type: research
ConclusionOur experience confirms that radical resectional pelvic surgery can be safely performed with acceptable results during the establishment phase of a dedicated tertiary service.
Source: ANZ Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Abstract Rare cases of metastatic squamous cell carcinoma with chondroid differentiation from esophageal primary have been reported but none from the uterine cervix. Given the rarity of this phenomenon and potential diagnostic pitfall, we present this unusual case. The patient is a 25‐year‐old woman who presented with shortness of breath. Computerized tomography (CT) showed several lung and pleural‐based nodules. CT‐guided core biopsy with touch preparations were performed on the pleural‐based nodule. The touch preparations showed large, spindle‐to‐oval shaped cells with pleomorphic nuclei embedded in metachr...
Source: Diagnostic Cytopathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: BRIEF REPORT Source Type: research
Conclusion Treatment approach of non-epithelial tumors of the larynx depends on the site and extent of the tumor, histology, and sensitivity of adjuvant therapy. Benign tumors can be managed without need for aggressive resection thereby sparing laryngeal function.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusions: pulmonary carcinosarcoma of the lung is a rare biphasic tumor. Complete surgical resection is the treatment of choice for this tumor. The prognosis of patients with pulmonary carcinosarcoma is poor despite complete surgical resection and adjuvant chemotherapy.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: 11.1 Lung Cancer Source Type: research
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