A pooled analysis of the cardiac events in the trastuzumab adjuvant trials
ConclusionOne year of trastuzumab increases the risk of cardiac events, though most consist of asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic LVEF drops. Adjuvant trastuzumab should be considered a safe treatment from a cardiac standpoint for most patients. Trastuzumab-associated cardiotoxicity is the main cause of discontinuation and further research is needed to individualize prevention and management.
Publication date: Available online 17 November 2019Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Zhengzheng Xu, Guangzhe Ge, Bao Guan, Zhentao Lei, Xueyu Hao, Yuanyuan Zhou, Yue Shi, Huan Lu, Jilu Wang, Ding Peng, XiKang Wu, Huiying He, Bao Zhang, Xuesong Li, Liqun Zhou, Weimin Ci
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Pirus Ghadjar, Thomas Wiegel
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Elise De Bleser, Piet Ost
ConclusionsTattooing of axillary LNs is safe and easily performed. Tattooing was helpful in identifying the marked LN in the majority of cases. This technique helps to ensure that metastatic LNs are identified and removed at surgery after NAT.
Individuals who have multiple close relatives with pancreatic cancer should undergo surveillance for pancreatic cancer, according to updated recommendations from the International Cancer of the Pancreas Screening (CAPS) Consortium.Reuters Health Information
ConclusionThe findings from this study have established the need to improve current education and rehabilitation programmes for patients with CHF by addressing those factors significantly influencing their adherence to diet and medication.
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: Gynecologic Oncology ReportsAuthor(s): Hermineh Aramin, Pratistha Koirala, Abhishek Shah, Kendall Adams, Natalia Buza, Sapna Desai, Melissa Fairbairn, David Goldenberg, Wenli Gao, Linus Chuang, Ramapriya Vidhun, Vaagn Andikyan
ConclusionsDiabetes and NT-proBNP values seem to be associated with an increased risk of cardiotoxicity in breast cancer patients during trastuzumab treatment. In diabetics, glycaemic control and a more intense cardiac monitoring could provide objective benefits during the treatment. Moreover, NT-proBNP determination could become an accessible way to evaluate cardiac risk in this context.Legal entity responsible for the studyThe authors.FundingHas not received any funding.DisclosureAll authors have declared no conflicts of interest.
Abstract The Oncology Grand Rounds series is designed to place original reports published in the Journal into clinical context. A case presentation is followed by a description of diagnostic and management challenges, a review of the relevant literature, and a summary of the authors' suggested management approaches. The goal of this series is to help readers better understand how to apply the results of key studies, including those published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, to patients seen in their own clinical practice. A 51-year-old women with left-sided, T2N1, grade 3, estrogen receptor- and progesterone recep...
Background: Prospective clinical trials using clinical criteria and observational studies using diagnostic codes from electronic health records have reported seemingly contradictory cardiotoxicity risk for adjuvant trastuzumab (T). Accurate estimates of individualized patient specific cardiotoxicity risk are essential for treatment decisions in early HER2+ breast cancer (BC).Methods: 1,109 consecutive non-metastatic HER2+ invasive BC's diagnosed 5/1/2005 to 12/31/2011 at Kaiser Permanente Northern California receiving adjuvant T were reviewed for symptomatic congestive heart failure (SxCHF), baseline and post-T cardiac eje...