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Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992) ; 66(9): 1210-1216, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33027447

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the value of EBUS-TBNA in the diagnosis of lung and mediastinal lesions. METHODS: Prospective cohort study that included 52 patients during a 2-year period (2016 to 2018) who underwent EBUS-TBNA. RESULTS: Among the 52 individuals submitted to the procedure, 22 (42.31%) patients were diagnosed with locally advanced lung cancer (N2 or N3 lymph node involvement). EBUS-TBNA confirmed the diagnosis of metastases from other extrathoracic tumors in the mediastinum or lung in 5 patients (9.61%), confirmed small cell lung cancer in 3 patients (5.76%), mediastinal sarcoidosis in 1 patient (1.92%), and reactive mediastinal lymph node in 8 patients (15.38%); insufficient results were found for 3 patients (5.76%). Based on these results, EBUS-TBNA avoided further subsequent surgical procedures in 39 of 52 patients (75%). The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, and accuracy were 86%, 100%, 100%, 77%, and 90%, respectively. No major complications were observed. CONCLUSIONS: EBUS-TBNA is a safe, effective, and valuable method. This technique can significantly reduce the rate of subsequent surgical procedures required for the diagnosis of lung and mediastinal lesions.


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Endossonografia , Mediastino , Humanos , Mediastino/diagnóstico por imagem , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Estudos Prospectivos , Ultrassonografia de Intervenção
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 21(Suppl 14): 368, 2020 Sep 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32998690

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BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is the leading cause of the largest number of deaths worldwide and lung adenocarcinoma is the most common form of lung cancer. In order to understand the molecular basis of lung adenocarcinoma, integrative analysis have been performed by using genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, proteomics and clinical data. Besides, molecular prognostic signatures have been generated for lung adenocarcinoma by using gene expression levels in tumor samples. However, we need signatures including different types of molecular data, even cohort or patient-based biomarkers which are the candidates of molecular targeting. RESULTS: We built an R pipeline to carry out an integrated meta-analysis of the genomic alterations including single-nucleotide variations and the copy number variations, transcriptomics variations through RNA-seq and clinical data of patients with lung adenocarcinoma in The Cancer Genome Atlas project. We integrated significant genes including single-nucleotide variations or the copy number variations, differentially expressed genes and those in active subnetworks to construct a prognosis signature. Cox proportional hazards model with Lasso penalty and LOOCV was used to identify best gene signature among different gene categories. We determined a 12-gene signature (BCHE, CCNA1, CYP24A1, DEPTOR, MASP2, MGLL, MYO1A, PODXL2, RAPGEF3, SGK2, TNNI2, ZBTB16) for prognostic risk prediction based on overall survival time of the patients with lung adenocarcinoma. The patients in both training and test data were clustered into high-risk and low-risk groups by using risk scores of the patients calculated based on selected gene signature. The overall survival probability of these risk groups was highly significantly different for both training and test datasets. CONCLUSIONS: This 12-gene signature could predict the prognostic risk of the patients with lung adenocarcinoma in TCGA and they are potential predictors for the survival-based risk clustering of the patients with lung adenocarcinoma. These genes can be used to cluster patients based on molecular nature and the best candidates of drugs for the patient clusters can be proposed. These genes also have a high potential for targeted cancer therapy of patients with lung adenocarcinoma.


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Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/patologia , Genômica/métodos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Transcriptoma , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/genética , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/mortalidade , Área Sob a Curva , Análise por Conglomerados , Variações do Número de Cópias de DNA , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/mortalidade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Mapas de Interação de Proteínas/genética , Curva ROC , Fatores de Risco , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Urol Clin North Am ; 47(4): 419-431, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33008493

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The management of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has evolved rapidly in recent years with several immunotherapy-based combinations of strategies approved as first-line therapies. Targeted strategies, including systemic antiangiogenesis agents and immune checkpoint blockade, form the basis of a therapeutic approach. With rising rates of recurrence after first-line treatment, it is increasingly important to not only adopt a personalized treatment plan with minimal adverse events but also develop predictive biomarkers for response. This review discusses currently available first-line and second-line therapies in RCC and their pivotal data, with specific focus on ongoing clinical trials in the adjuvant setting, including those involving novel agents.


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Produtos Biológicos/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma de Células Renais/tratamento farmacológico , Imunoterapia/métodos , Neoplasias Renais/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma de Células Renais/mortalidade , Carcinoma de Células Renais/patologia , Carcinoma de Células Renais/cirurgia , Ensaios Clínicos Fase II como Assunto , Terapia Combinada , Quimioterapia Combinada , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Renais/mortalidade , Neoplasias Renais/patologia , Masculino , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Nefrectomia/métodos , Prognóstico , Análise de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento , Estados Unidos
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Urol Clin North Am ; 47(4): 443-456, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33008495

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Cancer vaccines, cytokines, and checkpoint inhibitors are immunotherapeutic agents that act within the cancer immunity cycle. Prostate cancer has provided unique opportunities for, and challenges to, immunotherapy drug development, including low tumor mutational burdens, limited expression of PD-L1, and minimal T-cell intratumoral infiltrates. Nevertheless, efforts are ongoing to help prime prostate tumors by turning a "cold" prostate cancer "hot" and thus rendering them more susceptible to immunotherapy. Combination treatments, use of molecular biomarkers, and use of new immunotherapeutic agents provide opportunities to enhance the immune response to prostate tumors.


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Vacinas Anticâncer/uso terapêutico , Fatores Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Imunoterapia/métodos , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/terapia , Idoso , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Neoplasias da Próstata/mortalidade , Medição de Risco , Análise de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento
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Urol Clin North Am ; 47(4): 469-474, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33008497

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Multiple immunologic platforms have provided minimal impact in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, necessitating that novel approaches continue to be developed. Although checkpoint inhibitors have been largely ineffective, there remain small cohorts of patients who have durable responses but lack the conventional indicators for response to this class of drugs, that is, high mutational burden or significant genomic alterations, as seen in other solid tumors. This article presents an update on the evolution of immunotherapeutics that target a more lethal form of prostate cancer and provides the groundwork for future considerations as to how this field should proceed.


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Quinases Ciclina-Dependentes/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Imunoterapia/métodos , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/genética , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/terapia , Idoso , Produtos Biológicos/uso terapêutico , Vacinas Anticâncer/administração & dosagem , Quinases Ciclina-Dependentes/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Fenótipo , Medicina de Precisão/métodos , Prognóstico , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/patologia , Análise de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos
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Urol Clin North Am ; 47(4): 487-510, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33008499

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The advent of immunotherapy has revolutionized cancer treatment. Prostate cancer has an immunosuppressive microenvironment and a low tumor mutation burden, resulting in low neoantigen expression. The consensus was that immunotherapy would be less effective in prostate cancer. However, recent studies have reported that prostate cancer does have a high number of DNA damage and repair gene defects. Immunotherapies that have been tested in prostate cancer so far have been mainly vaccines and checkpoint inhibitors. A combination of genomically targeted therapies, with approaches to alleviate immune response and thereby make the tumor microenvironment immunologically hot, is promising.


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Produtos Biológicos/administração & dosagem , Vacinas Anticâncer/administração & dosagem , Imunoterapia/métodos , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/terapia , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Idoso , Animais , Antígenos de Neoplasias/efeitos dos fármacos , Antígenos de Neoplasias/imunologia , Previsões , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Terapia de Alvo Molecular/métodos , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia , Metástase Neoplásica/genética , Metástase Neoplásica/imunologia , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Resultado do Tratamento , Microambiente Tumoral/genética
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BMJ ; 371: m3503, 2020 10 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33028540

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OBJECTIVE: To assess treatment related changes in quality of life up to 15 years after diagnosis of localised prostate cancer. DESIGN: Population based, prospective cohort study with follow-up over 15 years. SETTING: New South Wales, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: 1642 men with localised prostate cancer, aged less than 70, and 786 controls randomly recruited from the New South Wales electoral roll into the New South Wales Prostate Cancer Care and Outcomes Study (PCOS). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: General health and disease specific quality of life were self-reported at seven time points over a 15 year period, using the 12-item Short Form Health Survey scale, University of California, Los Angeles prostate cancer index, and expanded prostate cancer index composite short form (EPIC-26). Adjusted mean differences were calculated with controls as the comparison group. Clinical significance of adjusted mean differences was assessed by the minimally important difference, defined as one third of the standard deviation (SD) from the baseline score. RESULTS: At 15 years, all treatment groups reported high levels of erectile dysfunction, depending on treatment (62.3% (active surveillance/watchful waiting, n=33/53) to 83.0% (non-nerve sparing radical prostatectomy, n=117/141)) compared with controls (42.7% (n=44/103)). Men who had external beam radiation therapy or high dose rate brachytherapy or androgen deprivation therapy as primary treatment reported more bowel problems. Self-reported urinary incontinence was particularly prevalent and persistent for men who underwent surgery, and an increase in urinary bother was reported in the group receiving androgen deprivation therapy from 10 to 15 years (year 10: adjusted mean difference -5.3, 95% confidence interval -10.8 to 0.2; year 15: -15.9; -25.1 to -6.7). CONCLUSIONS: Patients receiving initial active treatment for localised prostate cancer had generally worse long term self-reported quality of life than men without a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Men treated with radical prostatectomy faired especially badly, particularly in relation to long term sexual outcomes. Clinicians and patients should consider these long term quality of life outcomes when making treatment decisions.


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Antagonistas de Androgênios , Braquiterapia , Efeitos Adversos de Longa Duração , Prostatectomia , Neoplasias da Próstata , Qualidade de Vida , Idoso , Antagonistas de Androgênios/efeitos adversos , Antagonistas de Androgênios/uso terapêutico , Austrália/epidemiologia , Braquiterapia/efeitos adversos , Braquiterapia/métodos , Estudos de Coortes , Disfunção Erétil/epidemiologia , Disfunção Erétil/etiologia , Humanos , Efeitos Adversos de Longa Duração/epidemiologia , Efeitos Adversos de Longa Duração/etiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Estudos Prospectivos , Prostatectomia/efeitos adversos , Prostatectomia/métodos , Neoplasias da Próstata/epidemiologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/psicologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/terapia , Risco Ajustado , Incontinência Urinária/epidemiologia , Incontinência Urinária/etiologia
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep ; 69(41): 1481-1484, 2020 Oct 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33056954

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Breast cancer among males in the United States is rare; approximately 2,300 new cases and 500 associated deaths were reported in 2017, accounting for approximately 1% of all breast cancers.* Risk for male breast cancer increases with increasing age (1), and compared with women, men receive diagnoses later in life and often at a later stage of disease (1). Gradual improvement in breast cancer survival from 1976-1985 to 1996-2005 has been more evident for women than for men (1). Studies examining survival differences among female breast cancer patients observed that non-Hispanic White (White) females had a higher survival than non-Hispanic Black (Black) females (2), but because of the rarity of breast cancer among males, few studies have examined survival differences by race or other factors such as age, stage, and geographic region. CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR)† data were used to examine relative survival of males with breast cancer diagnosed during 2007-2016 by race/ethnicity, age group, stage at diagnosis, and U.S. Census region. Among males who received a diagnosis of breast cancer during 2007-2016, 1-year relative survival was 96.1%, and 5-year relative survival was 84.7%. Among characteristics examined, relative survival varied most by stage at diagnosis: the 5-year relative survival for males was higher for cancers diagnosed at localized stage (98.7%) than for those diagnosed at distant stage (25.9%). Evaluation of 1-year and 5-year relative survival among males with breast cancer might help guide health care decisions regarding early detection of male breast cancer and establishing programs to support men at high risk for breast cancer and male breast cancer survivors.


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Neoplasias da Mama Masculina/mortalidade , Distribuição por Idade , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Neoplasias da Mama Masculina/etnologia , Neoplasias da Mama Masculina/patologia , Grupos de Populações Continentais/estatística & dados numéricos , Grupos Étnicos/estatística & dados numéricos , Geografia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias/estatística & dados numéricos , Análise de Sobrevida , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep ; 69(41): 1473-1480, 2020 Oct 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33056955

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Among U.S. men, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death (1). Past studies documented decreasing incidence of prostate cancer overall since 2000 but increasing incidence of distant stage prostate cancer (i.e., signifying spread to parts of the body remote from the primary tumor) starting in 2010 (2,3). Past studies described disparities in prostate cancer survival by stage, age, and race/ethnicity using data covering ≤80% of the U.S. population (4,5). To provide recent data on incidence and survival of prostate cancer in the United States, CDC analyzed data from population-based cancer registries that contribute to U.S. Cancer Statistics (USCS).* Among 3.1 million new cases of prostate cancer recorded during 2003-2017, localized, regional, distant, and unknown stage prostate cancer accounted for 77%, 11%, 5%, and 7% of cases, respectively, but the incidence of distant stage prostate cancer significantly increased during 2010-2017. During 2001-2016, 10-year relative survival for localized stage prostate cancer was 100%. Overall, 5-year survival for distant stage prostate cancer improved from 28.7% during 2001-2005 to 32.3% during 2011-2016; for the period 2001-2016, 5-year survival was highest among Asian/Pacific Islanders (API) (42.0%), followed by Hispanics (37.2%), American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) (32.2%), Black men (31.6%), and White men (29.1%). Understanding incidence and survival differences by stage, race/ethnicity, and age can guide public health planning related to screening, treatment, and survivor care. Future research into differences by stage, race/ethnicity, and age could inform interventions aimed at improving disparities in outcomes.


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Neoplasias da Próstata/epidemiologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Grupos de Populações Continentais/estatística & dados numéricos , Grupos Étnicos/estatística & dados numéricos , Humanos , Incidência , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias/estatística & dados numéricos , Neoplasias da Próstata/etnologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/mortalidade , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Análise de Sobrevida , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22408, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019417

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The epidemiology of lymphomas has changed since the use of antiretroviral therapy. The incidence of Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas (NHL) has significantly decreased in high income countries but not in low and middle-income countries where AIDS-related events remain high. This observational study describes the characteristics, infectious complications and main outcomes of patients diagnosed with HIV and lymphoma at the Instituto Nacional de Cancerología.All adults >18 years diagnosed with HIV and lymphoma from January 2010 to December 2017 were included. Information on HIV and lymphoma was collected, as well as the occurrence of co-infections at diagnosis and during therapy. Multiple regression was done with NHL patients to evaluate independent variables associated to death.One hundred fifty three patients were included: 127 patients with NHL (83%) and 26 (17%) with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). Of the NHL, 49 (38%) were diffuse large B cell Lymphomas (DLBCL), 35 (27%) plasmablastic, 28 (23%) Burkitt, 10 (8%) primary DLBCL of Central Nervous system, 3 (2%) T-cell lymphomas, and 2 (2%) pleural effusion lymphoma. Most patients were diagnosed in an advanced stage: 70% of NHL had a high International Prognostic Index (IPI); 68% of patients had <200 cells/mm. Almost 25% of NHL patients had an opportunistic infection at lymphoma diagnosis. During chemotherapy, 60% of all patients presented with at least 1 serious non-opportunistic infectious complication, and 50% presented 2 or more infectious complications, mostly bacterial infections. Thirty six percent of NHL and 23% of HL died. After adjusting for confounders, the variables associated with death were IPI and lymphoma type.HIV positive patients with lymphoma in our institution are diagnosed with an advanced stage and a high burden of infections complications. Death remains high and the variables strongly associated with death are those related to lymphoma prognosis such as lymphoma type and IPI.


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Infecções por HIV/epidemiologia , Doença de Hodgkin/epidemiologia , Doença de Hodgkin/patologia , Linfoma não Hodgkin/epidemiologia , Linfoma não Hodgkin/patologia , Infecções Oportunistas/epidemiologia , Adulto , Feminino , Infecções por HIV/patologia , Humanos , Masculino , México/epidemiologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Infecções Oportunistas/microbiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 38(5): 484-488, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33085229

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How to improve the effects of treatment on patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) has always been the focus of clinical and basic studies. The standardized diagnosis and treatment of malignant tumors aim to improve the effects of treatment, and individualized treatment based on standardized diagnosis and treatment may further improve these effects. On the basis of the existing guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with OSCC, this study explored the opportunities and challenges of standardized and individualized diagnosis and treatment of OSCC. These challenges and opportunities were related to the updates of clinical and pathological staging system, surgical margins, and neck dissection in patients with OSCC at early stage and preoperative induction therapy and postoperative adjuvant treatment in patients with advanced OSCC. This study also shared ideas on clinical studies of OSCC to optimize the existing treatment schemes, improve the treatment effects, and enhance the guidelines.


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Carcinoma de Células Escamosas , Neoplasias Bucais , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/patologia , Humanos , Neoplasias Bucais/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Bucais/patologia , Neoplasias Bucais/terapia , Esvaziamento Cervical , Estadiamento de Neoplasias
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Ann Palliat Med ; 9(5): 3373-3378, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33065788

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BACKGROUND: The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) poses an unprecedented challenge to health and epidemic prevention system, especially the healthcare of patients with cancer. We sought to study the impact of COVID-19 on lung cancer patients in our center. METHODS: We initiated a retrospectively study to analyze the impact of COVID-19 on lung cancer patients in our center, who were accepted for routine anticancer treatment before the epidemic and planned to return to hospital in January and February of 2020. RESULTS: A total of 161 cases of lung cancer were included in the final analysis. As of April 15, 95 patients had delayed their return visit, and 47 cases were finally designated as having delayed admission during the epidemic and having to discontinue or delay their regular anticancer treatments. Of these 47 delayed patients, 33 were evaluated for tumor status using a computed tomography scan, 6 of these 33 cases (18.18%) were diagnosed as progressive disease (PD), and 5 cases did not return for visit. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study investigating impact of COVID-19 on non-COVID-19 lung cancer patients during the pandemic. The study demonstrates the significant impact of the COVID-19 crisis on oncological care, indicating the need for appropriate change of treatment decisions and continued follow-up and psycho-oncological support during this pandemic.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/terapia , Infecções por Coronavirus , Imunoterapia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/terapia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Radioterapia , Carcinoma de Pequenas Células do Pulmão/terapia , Tempo para o Tratamento/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Betacoronavirus , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/diagnóstico por imagem , Quimiorradioterapia , China , Assistência à Saúde , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/diagnóstico por imagem , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Estudos Retrospectivos , Carcinoma de Pequenas Células do Pulmão/diagnóstico por imagem
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Tumour Biol ; 42(10): 1010428320963811, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33028151

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This study aimed at investigating the expression of candidate microRNAs (miRs), at initial diagnosis, during neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and after the tumor resection in locally advanced breast cancer patients. Plasma samples were collected from locally advanced breast cancer patients (n = 30) and healthy subjects (n = 20) for the detection of candidate miRs' expression using the real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction. At initial locally advanced breast cancer diagnosis, the expression of miR-21, miR-181a, and miR-10b was significantly increased, whereas that of miR-145 and let-7a was significantly decreased, compared to the healthy individuals. The diagnostic accuracy of miR-21 was superior to both carcinoembryonic antigen and carcinoma antigen 15-3 as diagnostic biomarkers for locally advanced breast cancer. By the end of the treatment, the expression of altered miRs rebound to control values. The expression levels of candidate plasma miRs are useful diagnostic biomarkers, as well as monitoring a proper response for locally advanced breast cancer patients to the treatment. Furthermore, miR-10b and miR-21 can be considered as predictive biomarkers for progression-free survival.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais , Neoplasias da Mama/diagnóstico , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , MicroRNA Circulante , MicroRNAs , Adulto , Neoplasias da Mama/mortalidade , Neoplasias da Mama/terapia , Terapia Combinada , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Metástase Neoplásica , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(41): e22118, 2020 Oct 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33031259

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It is controversial regarding the treatment allocation for patients with stage I hepatocellular carcinoma (SI-HCC). The aim of the present study was to compare the long-term survival in SI-HCC patients undergoing liver transplantation (LT), liver resection (LR), local tumor destruction (LTD), or none. SI-HCC patients diagnosed between 2004 and 2015 were extracted from the SEER 18 registry database. Multivariable Cox models and propensity score matching (PSM) method were used to explore the association between surgical methods and long-term prognosis. A total of 5165 patients with stage I (AJCC, 6th or 7th) HCC were included in the study. Only 36.9% of patients diagnosed with HCC in stage I received surgical therapy. The incidence of LT was decreased over time (P < .001). In the multivariable-adjusted cohort (n = 5165), after adjusting potential confounding factors, a clear prognostic advantage of LT was observed in OS (P < .0001) compared with patients after LR. Patients undergoing LTD had a worse OS in comparison with patients who underwent LR (P < .0001). Patients who received no surgical treatment had the worst OS (P < .0001) among 4 treatment groups. In stratified analyses, the salutary effects of LT vs LR on OS were consistent across all subgroups except for a similar result in the noncirrhotic subgroup (P = .4414). The inferior survival effects of LTD vs LR on OS were consistent across all subgroups, and even in the subgroup with tumor size < 3 cm (P = .0342). In the PSM cohort, patients in LT group showed a better OS (P < .001) than patients in LR group (P < .0001) and patients undergoing LTD had a worse OS compared with patients who underwent LR (P = .00059). In conclusion, LT offered a survival advantage compared with LR among patients with Stage I HCC. LT is the best surgical treatment for stage I HCC in patients with advanced fibrosis, whereas LR provides comparable long-term outcomes to LT in patients without advanced fibrosis and should be considered as the first-line surgical option. LTD can be used as an alternative method when LR and LT are unavailable.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/mortalidade , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/terapia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Hepáticas/terapia , Feminino , Hepatectomia , Humanos , Transplante de Fígado , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Pontuação de Propensão , Programa de SEER , Análise de Sobrevida
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(35): e20932, 2020 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871859

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BACKGROUND: Accurate clinical staging of patients with cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) has a significant impact on treatment decisions. In this study, we aimed to compare the diagnostic value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and 18-fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (F-FDG PET/CT) for staging of CCA. METHODS: We performed comprehensive systematic search in Web of Science (including MEDLINE) and Excerpta Medica Database for relevant diagnostic studies in accordance with the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analysis statement. Based on data extracted from patient-based analysis, we calculated the pooled sensitivity and specificity with the 95% confidence intervals (CIs). In addition, the publication bias was assessed by Deek funnel plot of the asymmetry test. The potential heterogeneity was explored by threshold effect analysis and subgroup analyses. RESULTS: Thirty-two studies with 1626 patients were included in present analysis. In T stage, the pooled sensitivity and specificity of MRI were 0.90 (95% CI 0.86-0.93), 0.84 (95% CI 0.73-0.91) respectively. The pooled sensitivity and specificity of F-FDG PET/CT were 0.91 (95% CI 0.83-0.95) and 0.85 (0.64-0.95) respectively. In N stage, the pooled sensitivity and specificity of MRI were 0.64 (95% CI 0.52-0.74) and 0.69 (95% CI 0.51-0.87) respectively. The pooled sensitivity and specificity of PET/CT were 0.52 (95% CI 0.37-0.66) and 0.92 (95% CI 0.79-0.97) respectively. In M stage, the pooled sensitivity and specificity of F-FDG PET/CT were 0.56 (95% CI, 0.42-0.69) and 0.95 (95% CI, 0.91-0.97) respectively. The Deek test revealed no significant publication bias. No threshold effect was identified. The subgroup analyses showed that pathological type (extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma vs hilar cholangiocarcinoma/intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma), country (Asia vs non-Asia) and type of MRI (1.5T vs. 3.0T) were potential causes for the heterogeneity of MRI studies and country (Asia vs non-Asia) was a potential source for F-FDG PET/CT studies. CONCLUSION: The analysis suggested that both modalities provide reasonable diagnostic accuracy in T stage without significant differences between them. We recommend that both modalities be considered based on local availability and practice for the diagnosis of primary CCA tumors. In N stage, the diagnosis of lymph node metastasis (N) of CCA is still limited by MRI and F-FDG PET/CT, due to unsatisfactory diagnostic accuracy of both. Nevertheless, F-FDG PET/CT can be used to confirm lymph node metastasis while a negative result may not rule out metastasis. Furthermore, F-FDG PET/CT have a low sensitivity and a high specificity for detection of distant metastasis.


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Neoplasias dos Ductos Biliares/patologia , Colangiocarcinoma/diagnóstico por imagem , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética/métodos , Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons/métodos , Idoso , Colangiocarcinoma/epidemiologia , Feminino , Fluordesoxiglucose F18/administração & dosagem , Humanos , Metástase Linfática/diagnóstico por imagem , Metástase Linfática/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Imagem Multimodal/métodos , Estadiamento de Neoplasias/métodos , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/métodos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(35): e21304, 2020 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871861

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To determine the efficacy of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NCRT) between young and old patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) in terms of tumor response and survival outcome.LARC patients undergoing NCRT and radical surgery from 2011 to 2015 were included and divided into: young (aged ≤50 years) and old group (aged >50 years). Multivariate analyses were performed to identify risk factors for local recurrence. Least absolute shrinkage and selection operator analysis was performed to identify risk factors for overall survival. Predicting nomograms and time-indepent receiver operating characteristic curve analysis were performed to compare the models containing with/withour age groups.A total of 572 LARC patients were analyzed. The young group was associated with higher pathological TNM stage, poorly differentiated tumors, and higher rate of positive distal resection margin (P = .010; P = .019; P = .023 respectively). Young patients were associated with poorer 5-year disease-free survival and local recurrence rates (P = .023, P = .003 respectively). Cox regression analysis demonstrated that age ≤50 years (Hazard ratio = 2.994, P = .038) and higher pathological TNM stage (Hazard ratio = 3.261, P = .005) were significantly associated with increased risk for local recurrence. Least absolute shrinkage and selection operator analysis and the time-indepent receiver operating characteristic curve analysis demonstrated that including the age group were superior than that without age group.Young patients were associated with poorer disease free survival (DFS) and a higher risk for local recurrence in LARC following NCRT. The predicting model basing based on the age group had a better predictive ability. More intense adjuvant treatment could be considered to improve DFS and local control for young patients with LARC following NCRT.


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Terapia Neoadjuvante/métodos , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/mortalidade , Neoplasias Retais/patologia , Neoplasias Retais/terapia , Adulto , Idoso , Quimiorradioterapia/métodos , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Margens de Excisão , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias/métodos , Nomogramas , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Resultado do Tratamento
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(35): e21721, 2020 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871890

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The aim of this study was to provide an innovative nomogram to predict the risk of >2 positive nodes in patients fulfilling the Z0011 criteria with 1-2 sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) only retrieved.From 2007 to 2017, at the Breast Unit of ICS Maugeri Hospital 271 patients with 1-2 macrometastatic SLNs, fulfilling the Z0011 criteria, underwent axillary dissection and were retrospectively reviewed.A mean of 1.5 SLNs per patient were identified and retrieved. One hundred eighty-seven (69.0%) had 1-2 positive nodes, and 84 (31.0%) had >2 metastatic nodes. Independent predictors of axillary status were: positive SLNs/retrieved SLNs ratio (odds ratio [OR] 10.95, P = .001), extranodal extension (OR 5.51, P = .0002), and multifocal disease (OR 2.9, P = .003). A nomogram based on these variables was constructed (area under curve after bootstrap = 0.74).The proposed nomogram might select those patients fulfilling the Z0011 criteria, with 1-2 SLNs harvested, in whom a high axillary tumor burden is expected, aiding to guide adjuvant treatments.


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Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Neoplasias Primárias Múltiplas/patologia , Nomogramas , Linfonodo Sentinela/patologia , Idoso , Antineoplásicos Hormonais/uso terapêutico , Área Sob a Curva , Axila , Neoplasias da Mama/terapia , Quimioterapia Adjuvante , Feminino , Humanos , Metástase Linfática , Mastectomia Segmentar , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Radioterapia Adjuvante , Carga Tumoral
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5351-5354, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988853

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The treatment of breast cancer has progressed considerably over the years, with a significant de-escalation from radical mastectomies to the current paradigm of breast conserving surgery (BCS) and neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT). We aimed to appraise the literature regarding the feasibility of de-escalation of treatment of axillary disease in the context of NACT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We appraised studies and guidelines published regarding this topic and discussed them in this mini-review. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The SNB following NACT is oncologically safe in patients with clinically node negative disease and in patients with biopsy proven axillary node involvement at presentation provided that the dual technique is used and the clipped pathological node is harvested.


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Axila/cirurgia , Neoplasias da Mama/cirurgia , Mastectomia Segmentar/efeitos adversos , Axila/patologia , Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Excisão de Linfonodo/efeitos adversos , Metástase Linfática , Mastectomia Radical/efeitos adversos , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Biópsia de Linfonodo Sentinela
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5405-5409, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988860

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AIM: To investigate the clinical significance of ATP-binding cassette transporter 11 (ABCC11) protein expression in colon cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred thirty nine patients with colon cancer resection between 2009 and 2011 were enrolled. The relationship with immunohistochemical ABCC11 staining and clinicopathological factors was retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Median age was 70 years including 67 males and 72 females. The patients with Stage 0, 1, 2, 3a and 4 were 4, 20, 43, 35, 7 and 30, respectively. The patients with curability (Cur) A, B and C were 109, 11 and 19, respectively. Positive expression of ABCC11 was observed in 31 patients (22.3%). There were no significant differences regarding age, gender, location, serum tumor markers, T category, lymphatic invasion and stage in relation to ABCC11 protein expression. Cases with node metastasis and venous invasion as well as unresectable cases were significantly more often found negative for ABCC11 protein (p=0.0246, 0.0285 and 0.0422, respectively). Concerning the 3 year disease free survival (DFS) and the 5 year overall survival (OS) in Stage 2/3 and in Stage 3 with adjuvant chemotherapy, no significant differences were found. However, OS in ABCC11 negative cases was 81.1%, which was significantly lower compared to positive cases, where OS was 96.2%. CONCLUSION: There was significant correlation with ABCC11 expression and lymph node metastasis, venous invasion and curability. The prognosis in ABCC11 negative cases was poor because of increased cases without curative resection.


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Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Neoplasias do Colo/genética , Metástase Linfática/genética , Idoso , Neoplasias do Colo/patologia , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Metástase Linfática/patologia , Masculino , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Chirurgia (Bucur) ; 115(4): 476-485, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32876021

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Background: The accuracy of the staging, along with the reproductibility of intraoperative lymph car-tography, and lymph node biopsy in patients with malignant melanoma was unanimously validated in the last decade. This technique allows the discovery of lymph node micrometastses with the help of immunohistochemical methods. The goal of the present study is to present the experience of our clinic in identification and biopsy protocol of the lymph node. Methods: A year-long retrospective analysis was running between March 2019 - December 2019 con-cerning 57 patients with cutaneous melanoma on which detection and excisional biopsy of the lymph node was performed. The procedure was performed by the double method using vital dye and a ra-dio-active tracer. Demographic information was filed, as well as data on location of primary tumors, tumor histology, and radioactivity level. Results: The mean Breslow thickness of primary skin melanomas was 2.7 mm. At least one lymph node was identified in 56 of the 57 patients included in the study. Among those, 15 (26%) had at least one metastatic node. The mean number of excised lymph nodes per patient was 1.6. Conclusions: The cartography and biopsy of lymph nodes need the involvement of a complex multi disciplinary team made of nuclear medicine, surgery, and anatomopathology specialists. This way one provides both a correct staging of the patient with melanoma and access to adjuvant innovative therapies, thus considerably improving the prognosis.


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Melanoma/patologia , Linfonodo Sentinela/patologia , Neoplasias Cutâneas/patologia , Humanos , Metástase Linfática , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Estudos Retrospectivos , Biópsia de Linfonodo Sentinela , Resultado do Tratamento
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