Correction to: Health-related quality of life and its socio-economic and cultural predictors among advanced cancer patients: evidence from the APPROACH cross-sectional survey in Hyderabad-India

Following publication of the original article [1], the corresponding author reported an error on the name of the fourth author.
Source: BMC Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Correction Source Type: research

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Authors: Haber PK, Sia D Abstract Biliary tract cancers (BTC), which include cholangiocarcinoma (both intra- and extrahepatic) and gallbladder, represent a heterogeneous group of malignancies with relatively low-incidence and poor prognosis. Therapeutic options for BTC patients at advanced stage are severely limited and palliative chemotherapy remains the maintreatment option. In the past decade, genome profiling via next-generation sequencing of large international cohorts has paved the way for precision oncology in BTC, identifying unique molecular subtypes, recurrent mutations, and genomic rearrangements. Target...
Source: Discovery Medicine - Category: Research Tags: Discov Med Source Type: research
ConclusionRecurrent FGFR2 amplification was observed in roughly 4.0% of GC patients. High FGFR2 amplification was significantly associated with poor progression free survival and overall survival in GC patients. Clinical studies of FGFR2-directed therapies are warranted and should consider stratification by FGFR2 CNA.
Source: Pathology Research and Practice - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is primarily used for pain, but might be useful for various other physical symptoms, including nausea, fatigue, dyspnea, and constipation. However, few studies have used TENS for treating the physical symptoms of patients with advanced cancer. In this crossover trial, we assess the effects of TENS on pain and other physical symptoms in 20 in-patients with advanced cancer receiving palliative care. For 5-day phases between wash out periods of 5 days, patients received TENS or non-TENS. TENS was delivered at four points: the center of the back for mainly nausea and dyspnea, ...
Source: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare, aggressive tumor originating from mesothelial cells. It is associated with exposure to asbestos, mainly occupational, rarely environmental or domestic. Diagnosis is usually made at an advanced stage because symptoms are non-specific and late. The management of this tumor is challenging and outcome is poor. Therapeutic strategies are mainly based on surgery with curative intent or palliative cytotoxic chemotherapy. Few patients are candidates for surgery which must necessarily take into account numerous factors (i.e.
Source: Lung Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionConcurrent radio- and/or chemotherapy in combination with surgery seems to result in improved survival in stage IVA/B ATC, whereas this is not the case in patients with stage IVC tumors. Novel treatment regimens are urgently needed to improve the dismal prognosis of ATC.
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: pain in palliative patients is mainly experienced by cancer patients and the elderly. Psychological factors affect the condition of pain, so the management that includes biopsychosocial aspect will be able to reduce pain significantly. PMID: 32041912 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta medica Indonesiana - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Acta Med Indones Source Type: research
This study was aimed at investigating palli...
Source: BMC Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Accurate prognostic awareness may pose harm and may provide no additional benefits in terms of QoL and mood among patients with advanced cancer for a short period of time. PMID: 32052654 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Am J Hosp Palliat Care Source Type: research
Reliable and accurate next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies are important in precision medicine. Analysis using currently available NGS genomic tests is conducted on cancer-derived DNA collected from tumor tissue, blood, or both. Clonal hematopoiesis (CH) produces a detectable somatic clonal mutation that is commonly associated with clonal expansion of hematopoietic cells with age and genomic analysis of blood samples can be used to detect CH. A 74-year-old Korean male had lung adenocarcinoma with a metastasis to the left scapula. He underwent palliative radiotherapy to the left scapula and received multi-line chem...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2020Source: Journal of Geriatric OncologyAuthor(s): Nicolas Mottet, Maria J. Ribal, Helen Boyle, Maria De Santis, Philippe Caillet, Ananya Choudhury, Tullika Garg, Matthew Nielsen, Patrick Wüthrich, Kilian M. Gust, Shahrokh F. Shariat, Georgios GakisAbstractMedian age at bladder cancer (BC) diagnosis is older than for other major tumours. Age should not determine treatment, and patients should be fully involved in decisions. Patients should be screened with Mini-Cog™ for cognitive impairment and the G8 to ascertain need for comprehensive geriatric assessment. In non...
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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