OncoReview https://www.journalsmededu.pl/index.php/OncoReview <p>The main area of <em>OncoReview’s </em>&nbsp;scientific mission is the emerging field of interdisciplinary oncology, with particular emphasis on cardio-oncology. Scientific papers published in the journal concern modern diagnostic and therapeutic methods used in this population of patients, as well as all adverse events related to anticancer treatment. Objective assessment of the benefits and risks of new oncological drugs is a unique benefit of the published works.&nbsp;<br><span lang="en-GB"><br></span><span lang="en-GB"><strong>e-ISSN: </strong>2450-6125&nbsp; <strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; DOI: </strong>10.24292/01.OR<br><br><strong>Indexed in:&nbsp;</strong></span><strong>SCOPUS</strong>: SJR = 0.125; SNIP = 0.099<br><span lang="en-GB">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Polish Journals Master List:&nbsp;<strong>20 points</strong>&nbsp;<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Index Copernicus: 116.25&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Google Scholar<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Polish Medical Bibliography</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> en-US <p><strong>Copyright: © Medical Education sp. z o.o.</strong>&nbsp;This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). License (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/</a>), allowing third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the material, provided the original work is properly cited and states its license.</p> <p><em>Address reprint requests to: Medical Education, Marcin Kuźma (<a href="mailto:marcin.kuzma@mededu.pl">marcin.kuzma@mededu.pl</a>)</em></p> marcin@journalsmededu.pl (Marcin Kuzma) m.maslowski@mededu.pl (Marcin Masłowski) Tue, 24 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0100 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 The impact of chemo-induced menopause on the quality of life of young women with non-metastatic breast cancer in Algeria https://www.journalsmededu.pl/index.php/OncoReview/article/view/2690 <p><strong>Background</strong>: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in females worldwide. Young women with breast cancer are treated with chemotherapy, which may exhibit gonadotoxicity thus inducing chemo- induced menopause with a risk of deterioration in their quality of life.</p> <p><strong>Method</strong>: A prospective study first of its kind in Algeria was carried out on 57 patients aged between 30 and 49 years that went for consultation at the oncology department of Pierre and Marie Curie Medical Centre Algiers. The medical files obtained and criteria of questionnaires: Quality of Life Questionnaire for Breast Cancer (QLQ-BR23) and the Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 30 (QLQ-C30) were used to assess the quality of life in patients.</p> <p><strong>Results</strong>: From the medical files, patients had a dominant histological type of invasive ductal carcinoma at 96% and Scarff-Bloom-Richardson (SBR) II grade and luminal B profile were the most frequent. The (QLQ-C30) having averages of global health status, symptom score, and functional score with 56.34, 63.7, and 45.75 respectively. QLQ-BR23 having averages for symptom, functional score of 61.6 and 49.71 respectively.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion</strong>: Chemotherapy induces gonadotoxicity, which results in chemo-induced menopause that has a negative impact on the quality of life of young women. QLQ-BR23 is more suitable than QLQ-C30 to access the context of this study.</p> Imene Bedhrani, Sidi Mousa Nesrine, Samuel Mulondo Copyright (c) 2023 Medical Education https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://www.journalsmededu.pl/index.php/OncoReview/article/view/2690 Tue, 24 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0100 The current state of knowledge on small cell and non-small cell lung cancer and the position of durvalumab immunotherapy in lung cancer treatment. A review. https://www.journalsmededu.pl/index.php/OncoReview/article/view/2695 <p>Lung cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the world. These statistics make lung cancer one of the most important targets for modern medicine.</p> <p>The identification of multiple risk factors, including tobacco smoking, has been fundamental in understanding the disease. Late-stage detection is a significant contributor to the high mortality rate of lung cancer. Nonetheless, the role of screening is still debatable. The selection of therapy is primarily based on distinguishing between small-cell and non-small cell lung cancer. Despite the major differences in treatment, in both types in specific situations the treatment involves durvalumab – a monoclonal antibody targeting the programmed cell death ligand 1 molecule, which is often present on tumor cells and protects them against the patient’s immune system. The efficacy of durvalumab has been demonstrated in two randomized, multicenter clinical trials.</p> <p>The aim of this study is to summarize the current state of knowledge about lung cancer and durvalumab. Despite the current 5-year survival rate of 19% in lung cancer, the development of immunotherapeutics such as durvalumab may be the key to improving the unfavorable prognosis of lung cancer in the future.</p> Kamil Poboży, Julia Domańska, Paweł Domański Copyright (c) 2023 Medical Education https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://www.journalsmededu.pl/index.php/OncoReview/article/view/2695 Tue, 24 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0100