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Oncología (Ecuador) ; 31(3): 201-212, 30-diciembre-2021.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1352465

ABSTRACT

Introducción: La supervivencia relativa a los cinco años para pacientes con cáncer colorrectal (CCR) se presenta entre el 60% en América del Norte y de 40% o menos en Argelia y Estonia. Es objetivo del presente estudio establecer la supervivencia a nivel local y determinar los factores asociados en un estudio de un centro nacional de referencia en Quito, Ecuador. Metodología: El presente estudio observacional se realizó en el Hospital de Especialidades Eugenio Espejo de la ciudad de Quito-Ecuador, en el período de enero del 2010 a diciembre del 2016. Se incluyeron pacientes con cáncer colorrectal. Las variables fueron descriptivas demográficas, variables clínicas y mortalidad. La muestra fue no probabilística, tipo censo. La variable mortalidad, fue estudiada con las variables Independientes clínicas, epidemiológicas con análisis actuarial de supervivencia. Resultados: Se incluyeron 395 casos, el 62.3% mujeres, con una edad 60 años (16 a 94). El 7.1% de casos refirieron algún tipo de exposición de riesgo relacionado a CCR. La supervivencia global fue del 56%, con una tasa de mortalidad del 7%. Casos con CCR estadio I sobrevida a los 6 años de 100%, con estadio II 96.5%, en el estadio III el 84%, estadio IV de 63% (P=0.001). Pacientes con instrucción secundaria o superior con supervivencia del 95% versus 88% en pacientes con instrucción primaria/analfabetos (P=0.048). La supervivencia es mayor en pacientes con diagnóstico temprano esta-dios (I y II) (P=0.007). Conclusión: La supervivencia en el presente estudio se asoció al nivel de instrucción de los pacientes, al estadiaje del cáncer, y al diagnóstico temprano sobre todo en pacientes con comorbilidades. No se evidenció relación con factores de riesgo como tabaco, alcohol, presencia de pólipos, etc.


Introduction: The five-year relative survival for patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) is between 60% in North America and 40% or less in Algeria and Estonia. The objective of this study is to estab-lish survival at the local level and determine the associated factors in a study of a national referral center in Quito, Ecuador. Methodology: The present observational study was carried out at the Eugenio Espejo Specialty Hospital in the city of Quito-Ecuador, in the period from January 2010 to December 2016. Patients with colorectal cancer were included. The variables were descriptive demographic, clinical variables and mortality. The sample was non-probabilistic, census type. The mortality variable was studied with the independent clinical and epidemiological variables with actuarial survival analysis. Results: A total of 395 patients were analyzed, 62.3% women, aged 60 years (16 to 94). 7.1% of cases referred to some type of risk exposure related to CRC. Overall survival was 56%, with a mortality rate of 7%. Cases with stage I CRC survival at 6 years of 100%, with stage II 96.5%, in stage III 84%, stage IV of 63% (P = 0.001). Patients with secondary education or higher with survival of 95% versus 88% in patients with primary education / illiterate (P= 0.048). Survival is higher in patients with early diagnosis stages (I and II) (P = 0.007). Conclusion: Survival in the present study was associated with the level of education of the patients, the staging of the cancer, and early diagnosis, especially in patients with comorbidities. There was no evidence of a relationship with risk factors such as tobacco, alcohol, presence of polyps, etc.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Survival Analysis , Risk Factors , Colonic Neoplasms , Colorectal Neoplasms , Early Detection of Cancer , Life Style
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Rev. bras. ortop ; 56(4): 419-424, July-Aug. 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1341178

ABSTRACT

Abstract Musculoskeletal sarcomas are rare diseases that require attention. They often present high degree of malignancy at diagnosis and, if underestimated, they can evolve aggressively locally and systemically. They present as soft tissues arcoma and bone sarcomas, with soft tissue being four to five times more common. Most soft tissue sarcomas occur in the extremities. The most common subtypes in children and adolescents are rhabdomyosarcoma and synovial sarcoma; in adults, undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma, liposarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, myxofibrosarcoma and synovial sarcoma; all with a high degree of histological malignancy. Many soft tissue sarcomas are confused with benign soft tissue tumors, 100 times more common, so they are resected without the necessary planning, resulting in amputation of a limb that could have been preserved. As in all cancers, the most important prognostic factor is metastatic disease. When it is present, the overall survival rate falls around 20 to 30%. Survival rates are generally similar between bone and soft tissue sarcomas. So soft tissue sarcomas, in addition to being more prevalent, are as aggressive as bones arcomas, deserving a lot of attention from orthopedic surgeons, who are often the first line of care of carriers of these tumors.


Resumo Os sarcomas musculoesqueléticos são doenças raras que exigem atenção. Frequentemente, apresentam alto grau de malignidade ao diagnóstico e se subestimados podem evoluir de forma agressiva local e sistemicamente. Apresentam-se como sarcoma de partes moles e sarcomas ósseos, sendo os de partes moles quatro a cinco vezes mais comuns. A maioria dos sarcomas de partes moles ocorre nos membros. Os subtipos mais comuns nas crianças e adolescentes são o rabdomiossarcoma e o sarcoma sinovial, nos adultos o sarcoma pleomórfico indiferenciado, lipossarcoma, leiomiossarcoma, mixofibrossarcoma e sarcoma sinovial; todos de alto grau de malignidade histológica. Muitos sarcomas de partes moles são confundidos com tumores benignos de partes moles, 100 vezes mais comuns, por isso são ressecados sem o planejamento necessário, acarretando em amputação de um membro que poderia ter sido preservado. Como em todos os cânceres, o fator prognóstico mais importante é a doença metastática. Na sua vigência, a taxa de sobrevida global cai em torno de 20 a 30%. As taxas de sobrevida no geral são parecidas entre os sarcomas ósseos e de partes moles, portanto o sarcoma de partes moles, além de mais prevalente, mostra-se tão agressivo quanto os sarcomas ósseos, por isso merece muita atenção dos ortopedistas que frequentemente são a primeira linha de atendimento dos portadores destes tumores.


Subject(s)
Humans , Sarcoma/diagnosis , Sarcoma/therapy , Sarcoma/epidemiology , Neoplasms, Bone Tissue , Early Detection of Cancer , Neoplasm Metastasis
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Int. braz. j. urol ; 47(3): 558-565, May-June 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1154500

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT Purpose: Incidence and mortality of prostate cancer (PCa) are still increasing in developing countries. Limited access to the health system or more aggressive disease are potential reasons for this. Ethnic and social differences in developed countries seem to make inappropriate to extrapolate data from other centers. We aim to report the epidemiological profile of a PSA-screened population from a cancer center in Brazil. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively selected 9.692 men enrolled in a PCa prevention program, comprising total PSA level and digital rectal examination at the first appointment, associated with complementary tests when necessary. Men aged over 40 years-old were included after shared decision-making process. Prostate biopsy (TRUS) was performed when clinically suspected for PCa. After the diagnosis, patients underwent appropriate treatment. Results: TRUS was performed in 5.5% of men and PCa incidence was 2.6%. Overall ratio between number of patients who needed to be screened in order to diagnose one cancer was 38.9 patients, with 2.1 biopsies performed to diagnose a cancer. Positive predictive value (PPV) of TRUS biopsy in this strategy was 47.2%, varying from 38.5% (<50 years-old) to 60% (>80 years-old). We evidenced 70 patients (27.9%) classified as low risk tumors, 74 (29.5%) as intermediate risk, and 107 (42.6%) as high-risk disease. Conclusions: PSA-screening remains controversial in literature. In front of a huge miscegenated people and considering the big proportion of high-risk PCa, even in young men diagnosed with the disease, it is imperative to inform patients and health providers about these data particularities in Brazil.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Prostatic Neoplasms/diagnosis , Prostatic Neoplasms/epidemiology , Prostate-Specific Antigen/analysis , Biopsy , Brazil/epidemiology , Public Health , Predictive Value of Tests , Retrospective Studies , Early Detection of Cancer , Middle Aged
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Nursing (Säo Paulo) ; 24(277): 5803-5818, jun.2021.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, BDENF | ID: biblio-1253727

ABSTRACT

Objetivo: identificar os fatores associados à masculinidade no diagnóstico precoce do câncer de próstata. Método: trata-se de uma revisão narrativa realizada nas seguintes bases de dados: SCIELO, LILACS e PUBMED. Após a aplicação dos critérios de elegibilidade, a amostra do estudo foi composta por 14 artigos publicados entre 2000 e 2021. Resultados: os estudos abordam fortemente a influência dos aspectos socioeconômicos e culturais na busca preventiva dos homens pelo autocuidado. Os padrões estipulados pela sociedade dificultam a adesão masculina fazendo-os diminuir a procurar por serviços de saúde em relação às mulheres dificultando o diagnóstico precoce do câncer de próstata. O exame de toque retal encontra-se atrelado à transgressão de sua masculinidade repercutindo no medo de realizá-lo. Conclusão: concepções socioculturais acerca da masculinidade associam-se negativamente à saúde dos homens impondo dificuldades no diagnóstico precoce do câncer e, conseqüentemente, aumentando a mortalidade masculina.(AU)


Objective: to identify the factors associated with masculinity in the early diagnosis of prostate cancer. Method: this is a narrative review conducted in the following databases: SCIELO, LILACS and PUBMED. After applying the eligibility criteria, the study sample was composed of 14 articles published between 2000 and 2021. Results: the studies strongly address the influence of socioeconomic and cultural aspects on men's preventive search for self-care. The standards set by society hinder male adherence, making them less likely to seek health services than women, hindering the early diagnosis of prostate cancer. The rectal examination is linked to the transgression of their masculinity, resulting in the fear of performing it. Conclusion: sociocultural conceptions about masculinity are negatively associated with men's health, imposing difficulties in the early diagnosis of cancer and consequently increasing male mortality.(AU)


Objetivo: identificar los factores asociados a la masculinidad en el diagnóstico precoz del cáncer de próstata. Método: se trata de una revisión narrativa realizada en las siguientes bases de datos: SCIELO, LILACS y PUBMED. Tras aplicar los criterios de elegibilidad, la muestra del estudio estuvo compuesta por 14 artículos publicados entre 2000 y 2021. Resultados: los estudios abordan la influencia socioeconómica y cultural en la búsqueda preventiva del autocuidado por los hombres. Las normas estipuladas por la sociedad dificultan la adherencia masculina haciendo que reduzcan la búsqueda de servicios sanitarios en relación con las mujeres dificultando el diagnóstico precoz del cáncer de próstata. El tacto rectal está vinculado a la transgresión de su masculinidad, lo que provoca miedo a realizarlo. Conclusión: las concepciones socioculturales sobre la masculinidad se asocian negativamente con la salud del hombre imponiendo dificultades en el diagnóstico precoz del cáncer y, en consecuencia, aumentando la mortalidad masculina.(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Prostatic Neoplasms , Early Detection of Cancer , Masculinity , Self Care , Digital Rectal Examination , Men's Health , Sociological Factors
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Rev. Asoc. Odontol. Argent ; 109(1): 49-58, ene.-abr. 2021. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1281314

ABSTRACT

Objetivo: Los desórdenes de mucosa bucal potencialmente malignos pueden presentar áreas displásicas. En estos casos, la biopsia es un procedimiento imprescindible para un correcto diagnóstico. La inspección visual y la palpación, como método de selección del área de biopsia, ofrecen sensibilidad y especificidad adecuadas pero mejorables. El objetivo de este artículo es presentar una serie de casos clínicos en los que se describen el empleo y la interpretación de la tinción vital con azul de toluidina como método complementario para contribuir a una mejor elección del área de biopsia. Casos clínicos: Se trata de siete casos de lesiones con sospecha de displasia epitelial en mucosa bucal. En cada uno se detalla la correlación de las áreas teñidas con las manifestaciones clínicas y con el diagnóstico de displasia. Además, se muestran patrones de tinción considerados falsos positivos. En la interpretación de la tinción positiva, se tuvieron en cuenta el aspecto superficial y el color de la lesión teñida. El empleo combinado de inspección, palpación y tinción vital podría constituir un procedimiento integral de utilidad para obtener mayor precisión en la determinación del sitio de biopsia en comparación con los mismos procedimientos aplicados de manera individual. En la interpretación de la tinción positiva con azul de toluidina deberían considerarse el aspecto superficial y el color de la lesión teñida (AU)


Aim: Potentially Malignant Disorders in the oral cavity can present dysplastic areas. In these cases, the biopsy is an essential procedure for a correct diagnosis. Visual inspection and palpation, are adequate methods to select the area for the biopsy, however there is margin for improvement. The objective of this article is to present a series of clinical cases in which the use and interpretation of vital staining with Toluidine Blue is described as a complementary method to contribute to a better choice of the biopsy area. Clinical cases: Seven clinical cases that presented lesions with suspected epithelial dysplasia in the oral mucosa were presented. The correlation of the stained areas with the clinical manifestations and with the diagnosis of dysplasia is detailed in each case. Staining patterns considered false positives are also shown. In the interpretation of the positive staining, the superficial appearance and color of the stained lesion were considered. The combined use of inspection, palpation and vital staining could constitute a useful comprehensive procedure to obtain greater precision in determining the biopsy site in relation to the same procedures applied individually. In the interpretation of the positive staining with Toluidine Blue, the superficial appearance and color of the stained lesion should be considered (AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Precancerous Conditions/classification , Tolonium Chloride , Early Detection of Cancer/methods , Mouth Mucosa/injuries , Palpation , Biopsy/methods , Lip Neoplasms/diagnosis , Clinical Diagnosis , Sensitivity and Specificity , Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck/diagnosis
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Acta méd. colomb ; 46(1): 27-33, ene.-mar. 2021. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1278152

ABSTRACT

Resumen Propósito: determinar la efectividad de detección de lesiones orales potencialmente malignas de cuatro métodos por medio de revisión sistemática tipo paraguas. Fuente de los datos: la búsqueda fue realizada con bases de datos Pubmed y EBSCOhost. Restricción de los años 2013-2018. Estrategia de búsqueda: (early detection of cáncer) AND (mouth neoplasms), (early detection of cáncer) AND (diagnostic techniques and procedures), (mouth neoplasms) AND (diagnostic techniques and procedures). Selección de los estudios: fueron seleccionadas a través de lectura crítica y la lista de chequeo del formato PRISMA, aquellas revisiones sistemáticas cuyo objetivo sea evaluar la efectividad de al menos uno de los métodos de detección de lesiones orales potencialmente malignas, seis estudios cumplieron con los criterios de inclusión. Extracción de datos: mediante la realización de lectura crítica de las revisiones sistemáticas seleccionadas previamente. Resultado de síntesis de los datos: se determina la efectividad a través de la comparación de las medias de porcentajes de sensibilidad y especificidad. Las medias de sensibilidad y especificidad de Vizilite fueron de 81.31 y 25.4%, de Microlux DL de 82.63 y 69.52%, de azul de toluidina de 82.07 y 66.27% y de citología exfoliativa de 76.77 y 80.87%, respectivamente. Conclusiones: los métodos de detección de lesiones orales premalignas evaluados en el presente estudio requieren mayor respaldo de evidencia científica para validar su efectividad. El método con mayor eficacia es el Microlux/DL, debido a sus altos niveles de sensibilidad y especificidad.


Abstract Objective: to determine the effectiveness of four methods for detecting potentially malignant oral lesions through an umbrella systematic review. Source of data: the search was performed in the PubMed and EBSCOhost databases. Years of search limited to 2013-2018. Search strategy: (early detection of cancer) AND (mouth neoplasms), (early detection of cancer) AND (diagnostic techniques and procedures), (mouth neoplasms) AND (diagnostic techniques and procedures). Study selection: using critical reading and the PRISMA checklist, systematic reviews with the objective of evaluating the effectiveness of at least one of the detection methods for potentially malignant oral lesions were selected; six studies met the inclusion criteria. Data extraction: through critical reading of the previously selected systematic reviews. Results of data synthesis: effectiveness was determined by comparing the mean percentages of sensitivity and specificity. Vizilite's sensitivity and specificity means were 81.31 and 25.4%, Microlux DL's were 82.63 and 69.52%, toluidine blue's were 82.07 and 66.27%, and exfoliative cytology's were 76.77 and 80.87%, respectively. Conclusions: the detection methods for pre-malignant oral lesions evaluated in this study need greater scientific evidence to validate their effectiveness. The method with the greatest effectiveness is Microlux/DL, due to its high levels of sensitivity and specificity.


Subject(s)
Mouth Neoplasms , Early Detection of Cancer , Sensitivity and Specificity , Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures , Cell Biology
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880236

ABSTRACT

Lung cancer is the malignant tumor with the highest incidence in China. Early detection and identification of symptomatic lung cancer patients and timely screen out asymptomatic patients from high-risk groups require multiple cooperation. At present, although combined imaging, serology, genomics, proteomics and other methods have been combined to screen for suspected lung cancer, there are still problems such as missed diagnosis and misdiagnosis. Meanwhile, the spread of the corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic has brought new challenges to early lung cancer screening. Under the normalization of epidemic prevention and control, the work of early lung cancer screening should be changed accordingly: improve the population's awareness of cancer prevention and control, strengthen the management of medical procedures, improve the efficiency of tumor detection, optimize detection technology, and utilize internet and big data platforms rationally. We should establish an ideal model, combining multiple screening methods, which is streamlined and efficient for early lung cancer screening under normal epidemic prevention and control.
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Subject(s)
COVID-19/epidemiology , China/epidemiology , Early Detection of Cancer , Epidemics , Humans , Lung Neoplasms/prevention & control
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Chinese Journal of Hepatology ; (12): 25-40, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879635

ABSTRACT

The age-adjusted incidence of primary liver cancer (PLC) has been declining in China. However, PLC cases in China account for 55% globally. The disease burden is still high and the 5-year survival rate was not improved significantly in the past two decades. This guideline outlines PLC screening in the risk populations, both in hospital and community. Liver cirrhosis and chronic hepatitis B are the main causes of PLC in China. For better PLC surveillance and screening in clinical practices, it is recommended to stratify population at the risk into 4 risk levels, namely, low-risk, intermediate-risk, high-risk, and extremely high-risk.The lifelong surveillance is suggested for those at the risk of PLC. The intervals and tools for surveillance and screening are recommended based on the risk levels. Abdominal ultrasonography combined with serum alpha-fetoprotein examination (routine surveillance) every 6 months is recommended for those at a high risk of PLC.Routine surveillance every 3 months and enhanced CT/MRI examination every 6-12 months are recommended for those at an extremely high risk of PLC. The surveillance interval can be extended every 1 year or longer for those at a low-risk or at an intermediate-risk of PLC, because their annual incidence of PLC is very low. The cost-effectiveness of these recommendations remains to be evaluated.


Subject(s)
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular , China/epidemiology , Early Detection of Cancer , Hepatitis B, Chronic , Humans , Liver Cirrhosis , Liver Neoplasms/epidemiology
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Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 1335-1344, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878176

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND@#Fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) are the most widely used non-invasive tests in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. However, evidence about the direct comparison of the test performance of the self-administered qualitative a laboratory-based quantitative FITs in a CRC screening setting is sparse.@*METHODS@#Based on a CRC screening trial (TARGET-C), we included 3144 pre-colonoscopy fecal samples, including 24 CRCs, 230 advanced adenomas, 622 non-advanced adenomas, and 2268 participants without significant findings at colonoscopy. Three self-administered qualitative FITs (Pupu tube) with positivity thresholds of 8.0, 14.4, or 20.8 μg hemoglobin (Hb)/g preset by the manufacturer and one laboratory-based quantitative FIT (OC-Sensor) with a positivity threshold of 20 μg Hb/g recommended by the manufacturer were tested by trained staff in the central laboratory. The diagnostic performance of the FITs for detecting colorectal neoplasms was compared in the different scenarios using the preset and adjusted thresholds (for the quantitative FIT).@*RESULTS@#At the thresholds preset by the manufacturers, apart from the qualitative FIT-3, significantly higher sensitivities for detecting advanced adenoma were observed for the qualitative FIT-1 (33.9% [95% CI: 28.7-39.4%]) and qualitative FIT-2 (22.2% [95% CI: 17.7-27.2%]) compared to the quantitative FIT (11.7% [95% CI: 8.4-15.8%]), while at a cost of significantly lower specificities. However, such difference was not observed for detecting CRC. For scenarios of adjusting the positivity thresholds of the quantitative FIT to yield comparable specificity or comparable positivity rate to the three qualitative FITs accordingly, there were no significant differences in terms of sensitivity, specificity, positive/negative predictive values and positive/negative likelihood ratios for detecting CRC or advanced adenoma between the two types of FITs, which was further evidenced in ROC analysis.@*CONCLUSIONS@#Although the self-administered qualitative and the laboratory-based quantitative FITs had varied test performance at the positivity thresholds preset by the manufacturer, such heterogeneity could be overcome by adjusting thresholds to yield comparable specificities or positivity rates. Future CRC screening programs should select appropriate types of FITs and define the thresholds based on the targeted specificities and manageable positivity rates.


Subject(s)
Colonoscopy , Colorectal Neoplasms/diagnosis , Early Detection of Cancer , Feces , Hemoglobins/analysis , Humans , Laboratories , Occult Blood , Sensitivity and Specificity
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Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 1079-1086, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878133

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND@#The association of lipids and cancer has varied greatly among different cancer types, lipid components and study populations. This study is aimed to investigate the association of serum lipids and the risk of malignant lesions in esophageal squamous epithelium.@*METHODS@#In the "Endoscopic Screening for Esophageal Cancer in China" (ESECC) trial, serum samples were collected and tested for total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol at the time of subject enrollment. Cases were defined as malignant esophageal lesions identified by baseline endoscopic examination or by follow-up to May 31, 2018. Controls were randomly selected using incidence density sampling in the same cohort. Conditional logistic models were applied to identify the association of serum lipids and the risk of malignant esophageal lesions. Effect modification was evaluated by testing interaction terms of the factor under assessment and these serum lipid indicators.@*RESULTS@#No consistent association between serum lipid levels and esophageal malignant lesions were found in a pooled analysis of 211 cases and 2101 controls. For individuals with a family history of esophageal cancer (EC), high TC, and LDL-C were associated with a significantly increased risk of having malignant lesions (odds ratio [OR]High vs. Low TC = 2.22, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.14-4.35; ORHigh vs. Low LDL-C = 1.93, 95% CI: 1.01-3.65). However, a negative association was observed in participants without an EC family history (ORHigh vs. Low TC = 0.69, 95% CI: 0.48-0.98, Pinteraction = 0.002; ORHigh vs. Low LDL-C = 0.50, 95% CI: 0.34-0.76, Pinteraction < 0.001).@*CONCLUSIONS@#In this study, we found that the association of serum lipids and malignant esophageal lesions might be modified by EC family history. The stratified analysis would be crucial for population-based studies investigating the association of serum lipids and cancer. The mechanism by which a family history of EC modifies this association warrants further investigation.


Subject(s)
Case-Control Studies , China , Cholesterol, HDL , Early Detection of Cancer , Esophageal Neoplasms/genetics , Humans , Lipids , Triglycerides
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Chinese Journal of Oncology ; (12): 60-77, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-877498

ABSTRACT

The age-adjusted incidence of primary liver cancer (PLC) has been declining in China. However, PLC cases in China account for 55% globally. The disease burden is still high and the 5-year survival rate was not improved significantly in the past two decades. This guideline outlines PLC screening in the risk populations, both in hospital and community. Liver cirrhosis and chronic hepatitis B are the main causes of PLC in China. For better PLC surveillance and screening in clinical practices, it is recommended to stratify population at the risk into 4 risk levels, namely, low-risk, intermediate-risk, high-risk, and extremely high-risk. The lifelong surveillance is suggested for those at the risk of PLC. The intervals and tools for surveillance and screening are recommended based on the risk levels. Abdominal ultrasonography combined with serum alpha-fetoprotein examination (routine surveillance) every 6 months is recommended for those at a high risk of PLC. Routine surveillance every 3 months and enhanced CT/MRI examination every 6-12 months are recommended for those at an extremely high risk of PLC. The surveillance interval can be extended every 1 year or longer for those at a low-risk or at an intermediate-risk of PLC, because their annual incidence of PLC is very low. The cost-effectiveness of these recommendations remains to be evaluated.


Subject(s)
Carcinoma, Hepatocellular , China/epidemiology , Early Detection of Cancer , Hepatitis B, Chronic , Humans , Liver Cirrhosis , Liver Neoplasms/epidemiology , Ultrasonography
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Chinese Journal of Oncology ; (12): 16-38, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-877496

ABSTRACT

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a major malignancy threatening the health of people in China, which also leads to heavy social burden. A large number of researches and practices have demonstrated that screening and early detection are effective in reducing the mortality of CRC. It is therefore imperative to design guidelines for the screening, early detection and early treatment of CRC that are in line with national conditions of China based on international guideline development standard. In 2020, under the leadership of the National Cancer Center of China, a multidisciplinary guideline development group was established. The development of the guideline followed the principles and methods recommended by the World Health Organization. The guideline provides detailed recommendations for thirteen key clinical questions to which the professionals who are involved in screening, early detection and early treatment of colorectal cancer paid close attention. The guideline is intended to serve as a tool for professionals providing best decision-making on screening, early detection and early treatment of CRC and to enhance the effectiveness of CRC prevention and control in China.


Subject(s)
Beijing , China , Colorectal Neoplasms/diagnosis , Early Detection of Cancer , Humans , Mass Screening
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Evid. actual. práct. ambul ; 24(1): e002102, 2021. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1222362

ABSTRACT

El cáncer colorrectal presenta un problema para la salud pública a nivel mundial. En Argentina, se diagnostican aproximadamente 13.500 casos cada año. El tamizaje como medida de prevención secundaria es una medida beneficiosa para lograr un abordaje temprano con mejores resultados. Los dos métodos más utilizados para el tamizaje son la videocolonoscopía y la prueba de sangre oculta en materia fecal, sobre todo la de tipo inmunoquímico que con el paso de los años fue reemplazando a la prueba de guayaco por su mayor practicidad. El primero es un método invasivo y que requiere anestesia, mientras que el segundo no tiene un efecto adverso directo pero debe realizarse con una cadencia mayor. El objetivo de los autores de este artículo fue evaluar la evidencia sobre la sensibilidad y especificidad de ambos métodos, como también sus beneficios y daños a partir de la consulta de un paciente a su médico de familia. Ninguna prueba parecería ser inferior para el tamizaje de cáncer colorrectal en una población de riesgo promedio, y ambas pueden usarse en programas de rastreo. Sin embargo, no existen estudios que comparen ambos métodos de manera directa, y toda prueba inmunoquímica fecal positiva debe ser seguida de una colonoscopía. La elección de la prueba puede depender de los valores y preferencias de los pacientes. (AU)


Colorectal cancer presents a public health problem worldwide. In Argentina, approximately 13,500 cases appear each year. Screening as a secondary prevention measure is a beneficial measure to achieve an early approach with better results. The two most used methods for screening are video colonoscopy and faecal immunochemical test, the former being invasiveand requiring anaesthesia, while the latter does not have a direct adverse effect but must be performed at a higher rate. The objective of this article was to evaluate the evidence for the sensitivity and specificity of both methods, as well as their benefits and harms. No test would appear to be inferior for colorectal cancer screening in an average-risk population, and both can be used in screening programs. However, there are no studies comparing both methods directly, and any positive faecal immunochemical test should be evaluated with a colonoscopy. The choice of the test may depend on the values and preferences of the patients. (AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Colonic Neoplasms/prevention & control , Early Detection of Cancer/methods , Patient Participation , Mass Screening/methods , Meta-Analysis as Topic , Public Health , Sensitivity and Specificity , Colonoscopy/statistics & numerical data , Early Detection of Cancer/adverse effects , Secondary Prevention/methods , Patient Preference , Systematic Reviews as Topic , Occult Blood
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Braz. arch. biol. technol ; 64: e21200221, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1285550

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HIGHLIGHTS Novel whale optimization algorithm is proposed for prediction of breast cancer. Deep learning-based WOA adjusts the CNN structure as per maximum detection accuracy. Proposed method achieves 92.4% accuracy in comparison to 90.3%. Validity of method is evaluated with magnifying factors like 40x, 100 x, 200x, 400x.


Abstract Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women that cause billions of deaths worldwide. Identification of breast cancer often depends on the examination of digital biomedical photography such as the histopathological images of various health professionals, and clinicians. Analyzing histopathological images is a unique task and always requires special knowledge to conclude investigating these types of images. In this paper, a novel efficient technique has been proposed for the detection and prediction of breast cancer at its early stage. Initially, the dataset of images is used to carry out the pre-processing phase, which helps to transform a human pictorial image into a computer photographic image and adjust the parameters appropriate to the Convolutional neural network (CNN) classifier. Afterward, all the transformed images are assigned to the CNN classifier for the training process. CNN classifies incoming breast cancer clinical images as malignant and benign without prior information about the occurrence of cancer. For parameter optimization of CNN, a deep learning-based whale optimization algorithm (WOA) has been proposed which proficiently and automatically adjusts the CNN network structure by maximizing the detection accuracy. We have also compared the obtained accuracy of the proposed algorithm with a standard CNN and other existing classifiers and it is found that the proposed algorithm supersedes the other existing algorithms.


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Humans , Breast Neoplasms/prevention & control , Early Detection of Cancer , Whales , Neural Networks, Computer , Deep Learning
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Cad. Saúde Pública (Online) ; 37(11): e00313620, 2021. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1350403

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Resumen: El ámbito laboral tiene un gran potencial para difundir información e implementar actividades de promoción de la salud, como la prevención y detección temprana del cáncer. Debido al desafío de implementar intervenciones sanitarias en este ámbito, se necesitan investigaciones formativas para adecuar el diseño y la implementación de las estrategias para que sean exitosas. Con el objetivo de informar el diseño e implementación de la intervención, para mejorar la tasa de adherencia al tamizaje con el test de sangre oculta en materia fecal, en un ámbito laboral en Argentina, se realizó una investigación formativa para identificar potenciales barreras y facilitadores. La investigación formativa siguió un diseño metodológico cualitativo. Se realizaron entrevistas con 10 responsables de áreas clave de la institución en que se desarrolló el estudio y 8 grupos focales con trabajadores mayores de 50 años. Se identificaron desafíos para la implementación de la intervención en el nivel institucional, como la dispersión geográfica de los trabajadores y la complejidad del organigrama de la institución, y en el nivel de la población objetivo, como el bajo conocimiento del cáncer colorrectal y de los test diagnósticos, así como la baja percepción de riesgo. Entre los facilitadores se destacaron la aceptabilidad de la intervención, además de la disponibilidad de recursos humanos y materiales para llevar adelante la intervención, como canales de comunicación institucional para la diseminación de información, así como la logística para la distribución de kits diagnósticos. La investigación formativa permitió relevar recursos e identificar potenciales barreras que informaron el diseño y la implementación de la intervención.


Abstract: The workplace has great potential to disseminate information and implement health promotion activities such as cancer prevention and early detection. Due to the challenges of deploying health interventions in this setting, formative studies are needed to adjust the design and implementation of successful strategies. To inform the intervention's design and implementation and improve the adherence rate to screening with fecal occult blood test in a workplace in Argentina, a formative study was conducted to identify potential barriers and facilitators. The formative study adopted a qualitative methodological design. Interviews were held with 10 individuals in charge of key areas in the institution where the main study was conducted, besides 8 focus groups with workers over 50 years of age. Challenges were identified at the institutional level for the intervention's implementation, such as workers' geographic dispersion and the complexity of the institution's flowchart, as well as at the population level, such as low knowledge about colorectal cancer and diagnostic tests and low risk perception. The facilitators featured the intervention's acceptability and the availability of human and material resources to proceed with the intervention, such as institutional communications channels for disseminating the information and logistics for distribution of diagnostic kits. The formative study allowed identifying resources and potential barriers that informed the intervention's design and implementation.


Resumo: O local de trabalho possui grande potencial para divulgar informação e implementar atividades de promoção da saúde, como a prevenção e detecção precoce do câncer. Frente ao desafio de implementar ações sanitárias naquele ambiente, são necessárias pesquisas formativas para adequar a estruturação e a implementação das estratégias para que sejam bem-sucedidas. Com o objetivo de subsidiar a concepção e a implementação da ação, visando melhorar a taxa de aderência ao screening com o teste de sangue oculto nas fezes no ambiente de trabalho na Argentina, foi desenvolvida uma pesquisa formativa para identificar potenciais barreiras e facilitadores. A pesquisa formativa seguiu um formato metodológico qualitativo. Foram realizadas entrevistas com 10 gerentes de áreas chaves da entidade onde foi desenvolvido o estudo e 8 grupos focais, com trabalhadores acima de 50 anos de idade. Foram identificados alguns desafios para a implementação de uma ação em nível institucional, como a dispersão geográfica dos trabalhadores e a complexidade do organograma da entidade, e em termos de população objetiva, como o baixo conhecimento a respeito do câncer colorretal e dos testes diagnósticos, além da baixa percepção de risco. Entre os facilitadores, destacaram-se a aceitabilidade da ação e a disponibilidade de recursos humanos e materiais para levar a cabo a ação, como canais de comunicação institucional, para a divulgação da informação e a logística, para a distribuição dos kits diagnósticos. A pesquisa formativa revelou recursos e identificou potenciais barreiras, ajudando na estruturação e implementação da ação.


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Humans , Colorectal Neoplasms/diagnosis , Colorectal Neoplasms/prevention & control , Workplace , Argentina , Brazil , Early Detection of Cancer
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Psicol. reflex. crit ; 34: 20, 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS, INDEXPSI | ID: biblio-1340490

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Abstract Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and is expected to remain a public health concern for years to come. Within Latin America, Uruguay has the highest colorectal cancer rates. Heeding past calls to action, in this article we provide a critical assessment of colorectal cancer needs and opportunities in Uruguay with a focus on developing a roadmap for future action. First, we provide an overview of risk factors, screening procedures and guidelines, and screening rates. Next, we provide an overview of psychosocial factors that influence colorectal cancer screening, with the goal of providing guidance for future behavioral health promotion initiatives in Uruguay. In this effort, we present four conceptual models that may be used for interventions: the ecological systems theory, informed decision-making, the health beliefs model, and the health literacy model. Subsequently, we propose using an integrated model based on the ecological systems theory and health literacy model to develop national, local, and community-based interventions to increase screening rates and lower the colorectal cancer burden in Uruguay. We close the paper with a summary and implications section, including recommendations for future research programs focused on the assessment of factors that influence screening.


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Colorectal Neoplasms/prevention & control , Colorectal Neoplasms/epidemiology , Risk Factors , Uruguay , Colorectal Neoplasms/psychology , Early Detection of Cancer , Health Promotion
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