Therapy ‐Related Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and Myelodysplastic Syndrome in Victoria, Australia 2003‐2014
ConclusionsThe burden of tAML/tMDS in Victoria is likely to be underestimated. Linkage between VCR and clinical registries is needed to provide more accurate insights.
A single administration of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy at the end of cytoreductive surgery improves overall survival in women with advanced ovarian cancer.Medscape Medical News
Purpose: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection leads to 26,000 new genitourinary and oropharyngeal cancers yearly. Routine recommendation for HPV adolescent immunization was made in 2007 for girls and 2011 for boys. Although this series is efficacious, HPV vaccination rates remain low nationwide, especially when compared to other vaccines of the adolescent platform. Our Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine clinic is evaluating our current HPV vaccination rates with the goal to reach series completion in at least 80% of our adolescents 13 –17 years of age by the use of PDSA cycles.
Purpose: A 9-valent HPV vaccine that prevents HPV6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58 was introduced in 2015. Clinical trials have demonstrated that the 9-valent as well as the 2-valent (HPV16, 18) and 4-valent (HPV6, 11, 16, 18) vaccines have high efficacy in preventing vaccine-targeted HPV types and associated pre-cancers, but surveillance studies are needed to examine the impact of vaccine introduction in community settings. The aims of this study were: 1) to assess vaccine effectiveness by determining the prevalence of 4- and 9-valent vaccine-type HPV in vaccinated young women, and 2) to assess herd protection by dete...
Purpose: Effective interventions to promote human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination are needed, particularly among populations at greater risk of HPV-related disease. Gay and bisexual men have high rates of HPV infection and HPV-related disease, such as anal cancer, yet vaccination among young gay and bisexual men (YGBM) remains far below national guidelines. We developed and pilot tested a web-based intervention, Outsmart HPV, to promote HPV vaccination among YGBM.
(Reuters Health) - - A heated chemotherapy organ bath circulated throughout the abdomen after surgery can significantly prolong a woman's survival with advanced ovarian cancer, according to doctors testing the new treatment.
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from GICS 2018.Medscape Gastroenterology
BRCA1 methylation in normal tissue raises the risk for high-grade ovarian cancer and may occur before birth, according to a study from Norway.Reuters Health Information
Evaluation of biomarkers after 5 years of standard therapy for hormone-positive breast cancer may help determine those at risk for recurrence and those who may need further endocrine therapy.Medscape Oncology
The hospital had its 3D printer installed in October and started incorporating it into treatment about two weeks ago.
Objective Taxane containing chemotherapy extends survival for breast cancer patients. However, taxane-induced peripheral neuropathy (TIPN) cannot be predicted, prevented or effectively treated. Using genome-wide analyses, we sought to identify common risk variants for TIPN. Patients and methods Women with high-risk breast cancer enrolled in SWOG 0221 were genotyped using the Illumina 1M chip. Genome-wide analyses were performed in relation to ≥grade 3 Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) neuropathy in European and African Americans. Data were meta-analyzed with GW associations of CTCAE ≥grade 3 versus