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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438889/fda-approval-summary-nivolumab-for-the-treatment-of-relapsed-or-progressive-classical-hodgkin-lymphoma
#1
Yvette L Kasamon, R Angelo de Claro, Yaping Wang, Yuan Li Shen, Ann T Farrell, Richard Pazdur
On May 17, 2016, after an expedited priority review, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to nivolumab for the treatment of patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) that has relapsed or progressed after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and post-transplantation brentuximab vedotin (BV). Nivolumab in cHL had been granted breakthrough therapy designation. Accelerated approval was based on two single-arm, multicenter trials in adults with cHL. In 95 patients with relapsed or progressive cHL after autologous HSCT and post-transplantation BV, nivolumab, dosed at 3 mg/kg intravenously every 2 weeks, produced a 65% (95% confidence interval: 55%-75%) objective response rate (58% partial remission, 7% complete remission)...
April 24, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438888/accessibility-availability-and-potential-benefits-of-psycho-oncology-services-the-perspective-of-community-based-physicians-providing-cancer-survivorship-care
#2
Verena Zimmermann-Schlegel, Mechthild Hartmann, Halina Sklenarova, Wolfgang Herzog, Markus W Haun
BACKGROUND: As persons of trust, community-based physicians providing survivorship care (e.g., general practitioners [GPs]) often serve as the primary contacts for cancer survivors disclosing distress. From the perspective of physicians providing survivorship care for cancer patients, this study explores (a) the accessibility, availability, and potential benefits of psycho-oncology services; (b) whether physicians themselves provide psychosocial support; and (c) predictors for impeded referrals of survivors to services...
April 24, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438887/a-systematic-review-of-strategies-to-prevent-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity
#3
Daniel J Crona, Aimee Faso, Tomohiro F Nishijima, Kathleen A McGraw, Matthew D Galsky, Matthew I Milowsky
INTRODUCTION: Cisplatin, a platinum-based antineoplastic agent, is the cornerstone for the treatment of many malignancies. Nephrotoxicity is the primary dose-limiting toxicity, and various hydration regimens and supplementation strategies are used to prevent cisplatin-induced kidney injury. However, evidence-based recommendations on specific hydration regimens are limited. A systematic review was performed to evaluate clinical studies that have examined hydration and supplementation strategies to prevent cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity...
April 24, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438886/what-if-she-were-my-friend
#4
Tania Echeveste
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 24, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438885/prognostic-nomograms-stratify-survival-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-without-portal-vein-tumor-thrombosis-after-curative-resection
#5
Yi-Peng Fu, Yong Yi, Jin-Long Huang, Chu-Yu Jing, Jian Sun, Xiao-Chun Ni, Zhu-Feng Lu, Ya Cao, Jian Zhou, Jia Fan, Shuang-Jian Qiu
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) without portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT) after curative resection is at variance. We identified the risk factors of poor postoperative prognosis and consequently developed prognostic nomograms generating individual risk of death and recurrence for this subgroup of patients with HCC. METHODS: The risk factors were identified and nomograms were developed based on a retrospective study of 734 patients in the primary cohort who underwent curative resection for HCC from 2010 to 2012...
April 24, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432226/everolimus-plus-exemestane-in-advanced-breast-cancer-safety-results-of-the-ballet-study-on-patients-previously-treated-without-and-with-chemotherapy-in-the-metastatic-setting
#6
Daniele Generali, Filippo Montemurro, Roberto Bordonaro, Antonino Mafodda, Sante Romito, Andrea Michelotti, Pierluigi Piovano, Maria Teresa Ionta, Claudia Bighin, Donata Sartori, Antonio Frassoldati, Marina Elena Cazzaniga, Ferdinando Riccardi, Franco Testore, Patrizia Vici, Carlo Antonio Barone, Alessio Schirone, Federico Piacentini, Franco Nolè, Annamaria Molino, Luciano Latini, Edda Lucia Simoncini, Fausto Roila, Francesco Cognetti, Francesco Nuzzo, Jennifer Foglietta, Alessandro Marco Minisini, Francesca Goffredo, Giuseppe Portera, Gilda Ascione, Gabriella Mariani
BACKGROUND: The BALLET study was an open-label, multicenter, expanded access study designed to allow treatment with everolimus plus exemestane in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer progressed following prior endocrine therapy. A post hoc analysis to evaluate if previous chemotherapy in the metastatic setting affects the safety profile of the combination regimen of everolimus and exemestane was conducted on the Italian subset, as it represented the major part of the patients enrolled (54%)...
April 21, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432225/chemo-heart
#7
Ersilia M DeFilippis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432224/a-bacterial-cause-of-cancer-an-historical-essay
#8
Marshall A Lichtman
This article reviews the history of the discovery of microbes that increase the risk of cancer of some tissues with a special emphasis on the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and the role played by two Australian physicians, neither schooled in research, who had open minds about the shibboleth that mycobacteria (acid-fast organisms) can survive the acid environment of the stomach, but that other pathogenic bacteria cannot. They discovered one of the most important human pathogens, Helicobacter pylori, and showed it capable of inducing severe gastric inflammatory disease...
April 21, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424325/fda-approval-summary-atezolizumab-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-progressive-advanced-urothelial-carcinoma-after-platinum-containing-chemotherapy
#9
Yang-Min Ning, Daniel Suzman, V Ellen Maher, Lijun Zhang, Shenghui Tang, Tiffany Ricks, Todd Palmby, Wentao Fu, Qi Liu, Kirsten B Goldberg, Geoffrey Kim, Richard Pazdur
Until recently in the United States, no products were approved for second-line treatment of advanced urothelial carcinoma. On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved atezolizumab for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma whose disease progressed during or following platinum-containing chemotherapy or within 12 months of neoadjuvant or adjuvant treatment with platinum-containing chemotherapy. Atezolizumab is a programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) blocking antibody and represents the first approved product directed against PD-L1...
April 19, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424324/preventing-venous-thromboembolism-in-ambulatory-cancer-patients-the-onkotev-study
#10
Chiara Alessandra Cella, Giovanni Di Minno, Chiara Carlomagno, Michele Arcopinto, Anna Maria Cerbone, Elide Matano, Antonella Tufano, Florian Lordick, Biagio De Simone, Katja Sibylle Muehlberg, Dario Bruzzese, Laura Attademo, Claudia Arturo, Marta Sodano, Roberto Moretto, Ersilia La Fata, Sabino De Placido
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of risk model scores to predict venous thromboembolism (VTE) in ambulatory cancer patients is under investigation, aiming to stratify on an individual risk basis the subset of the cancer population that could mostly benefit from primary thromboprophylaxis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively assessed 843 patients with active cancers, collecting clinical and laboratory data. We screened all the patients with a duplex ultrasound (B-mode imaging and Doppler waveform analysis) of the upper and lower limbs to evaluate the right incidence of VTE (both asymptomatic and symptomatic)...
April 19, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424323/dosing-three-drug-combinations-that-include-targeted-anti-cancer-agents-analysis-of-37-763-patients
#11
Mina Nikanjam, Sariah Liu, Jincheng Yang, Razelle Kurzrock
BACKGROUND: Combining targeted and cytotoxic agents has the potential to improve efficacy and attenuate resistance for metastatic cancer. Information regarding safe starting doses for clinical trials of novel three-drug combinations is lacking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Published phase I-III adult oncology clinical trials of three-drug combinations involving a targeted agent were identified by PubMed search (January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2013). A dose percentage was calculated to compare the dose used in combination to the single agent recommended dose: (U...
April 19, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424322/kaposi-sarcoma-inflammatory-cytokine-syndrome-kics-a-rare-but-potentially-treatable-condition
#12
Michael Karass, Emily Grossniklaus, Talal Seoud, Sanjay Jain, Daniel A Goldstein
Kaposi sarcoma inflammatory cytokine syndrome (KICS) is a newly-described condition affecting individuals who are HIV-positive and are infected with human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8). This is a syndrome that in some ways mimics severe sepsis with associated acute respiratory distress syndrome, possibly requiring a ventilator and vasopressor support. However, unlike severe sepsis, antibiotics provide no benefit. Management of KICS has not been fully elucidated because of its high mortality rate. However, the syndrome has been successfully treated in some cases with immunomodulatory therapy...
April 19, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408622/a-host-dependent-prognostic-model-for-elderly-patients-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#13
Katsuhiro Miura, Jun Konishi, Takaaki Miyake, Masanori Makita, Atsuko Hojo, Yasufumi Masaki, Masatoshi Uno, Jun Ozaki, Chikamasa Yoshida, Daigo Niiya, Koichi Kitazume, Yoshinobu Maeda, Jun Takizawa, Rika Sakai, Tomofumi Yano, Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Kazutaka Sunami, Yasushi Hiramatsu, Kazutoshi Aoyama, Hideki Tsujimura, Jun Murakami, Yoshihiro Hatta, Masatoshi Kanno
BACKGROUND: Decision-making models for elderly patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) treated with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP) are in great demand. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Society of Lymphoma Treatment in Japan (SoLT-J), in collaboration with the West-Japan Hematology and Oncology Group (West-JHOG), collected and retrospectively analyzed the clinical records of ≥65-year-old patients with DLBCL treated with R-CHOP from 19 sites across Japan to build an algorithm that can stratify adherence to R-CHOP...
April 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408621/endocrine-therapy-initiation-and-medical-oncologist-utilization-among-women-diagnosed-with-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ
#14
Chelsea Anderson, Anne Marie Meyer, Stephanie B Wheeler, Lei Zhou, Katherine E Reeder-Hayes, Hazel B Nichols
BACKGROUND: Though randomized clinical trials have demonstrated a reduction in second breast events with endocrine therapy among women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), use of these therapies remains highly variable. The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient and treatment-related factors associated with endocrine therapy initiation and medical oncology specialty utilization after DCIS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified women with a DCIS diagnosis during 2006-2010 in the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry with linked public and private insurance claims in the University of North Carolina Integrated Cancer Information Surveillance System data resource...
April 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408620/oncofertility-fertile-ground-for-conflict-between-patient-autonomy-and-medical-values
#15
Sarah K Walsh, Elizabeth S Ginsburg, Lisa Soleymani Lehmann, Ann H Partridge
Oncofertility is a unique, multidisciplinary field that serves to bridge the gap between available fertility resources and the special reproductive needs of cancer patients. Oncofertility is a growing field due to the increasing number of survivors, development of new oncologic therapies, extension of duration of therapies, and development and refinement of reproductive therapies. While the technologies and demand for services expand, clinicians need to be appropriately prepared for dealing with various clinical scenarios that may require ethical deliberation...
April 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408619/data-linkage-to-improve-geriatric-oncology-research-a-feasibility-study
#16
Jennifer L Lund, Anne-Marie Meyer, Allison M Deal, Bong-Jin Choi, YunKyung Chang, Grant R Williams, Mackenzi Pergolotti, Emily J Guerard, Hyman B Muss, Hanna K Sanoff
Older adults (aged 65 years and older) diagnosed with cancer account for most cancer-related morbidity and mortality in the United States but are often underrepresented on clinical trials. Recent attention from a variety of professional, research, regulatory, and patient advocacy groups has centered on data linkage and data sharing as a means to capture patient information and outcomes outside of clinical trials to accelerate progress in the fight against cancer. The development of a more robust observational research data infrastructure would help to address gaps in the evidence base regarding optimal approaches to treating cancer among the growing and complex population of older adults...
April 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408618/national-policies-fostering-hospice-care-increased-hospice-utilization-and-reduced-the-invasiveness-of-end-of-life-care-for-cancer-patients
#17
Yu-Yun Shao, Emily Han-Chung Hsiue, Chih-Hung Hsu, Chien-An Yao, Ho-Min Chen, Mei-Shu Lai, Ann-Lii Cheng
BACKGROUND: In 2011, two national policies aiming to foster hospice services for terminal cancer patients took effect in Taiwan. The single-payer National Health Insurance of Taiwan started to reimburse full hospice services. The national hospital accreditation program, which graded all hospitals, incorporated hospice utilization in its evaluation. We assessed the impact of these national policies. METHODS: A cohort of 249,394 patients aged ≥18 years who died of cancer between 2008 and 2013 were identified from the National Death Registry...
April 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408617/treatment-paradigms-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-at-academic-medical-centers-involvement-in-clinical-trial-endpoint-design
#18
Charu Aggarwal, Hossein Borghaei
Based on the positive results of various clinical trials, treatment options for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have expanded greatly over the last 25 years. While regulatory approvals of chemotherapeutic agents for NSCLC have largely been based on improvements in overall survival, recent approvals of many targeted agents for NSCLC (afatinib, crizotinib, ceritinib, osimertinib) have been based on surrogate endpoints such as progression-free survival and objective response. As such, selection of appropriate clinical endpoints for examining the efficacy of investigational agents for NSCLC is of vital importance in clinical trial design...
April 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408616/association-study-confirmed-three-breast-cancer-specific-molecular-subtype-associated-susceptibility-loci-in-chinese-han-women
#19
Yihui Xu, Mengyun Chen, Chenchen Liu, Xiaowei Zhang, Wei Li, Huaidong Cheng, Jun Zhu, Mingjun Zhang, Zhendong Chen, Bo Zhang
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is a heterogeneous and polygenic disease that can be divided into different molecular subtypes based on histological and genomic features. To date, numerous susceptibility loci of breast cancer have been discovered by genome-wide association studies and may expand the genetic features. However, few loci have been further studied according to molecular subtypes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We genotyped 23 recently discovered single nucleotide polymorphisms using the Sequenom iPLEX platform in a female Chinese cohort of 3,036 breast cancer patients (2,935 samples matched molecular subtypes) and 3,036 healthy controls...
April 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408615/phase-ii-study-of-bortezomib-in-combination-with-cyclophosphamide-and-rituximab-for-relapsed-or-refractory-mantle-cell-lymphoma
#20
Hun Ju Lee, Jorge E Romaguera, Lei Feng, Aakash P Desai, Liang Zhang, Michelle Fanale, Felipe Samaniego, Fredrick B Hagemeister, Luis E Fayad, Maria A Rodriguez, Jeffrey L Medeiros, Kimberly Hartig, Krystle Nomie, Makhdum Ahmed, Maria Badillo, Haige Ye, Yasuhiro Oki, Pei Lin, Loretta Nastoupil, Jason Westin, Michael Wang
BACKGROUND: Relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) has a poor prognosis. The best outcome is achieved in patients who have a partial or complete response to salvage treatment and proceed to allogeneic stem cell transplant. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-one patients were given a combination regimen of bortezomib, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab at MD Anderson Cancer Center as part of a single-arm, prospective, open-label phase II clinical trial. The median age was 66 years, with a median number of prior treatments of three...
April 13, 2017: Oncologist
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