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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423384/cetuximab-carboplatin-5-fluorouracil-regimen-in-elderly-patients-with-recurrent-or-metastatic-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-french-retrospective-survey
#1
Mickaël Burgy, Philippe Barthélémy, François Lefevre, Agnès Dupret-Bories, Pierre Truntzer, Clement Korenbaum, Henri Flesch, Guy Bronner, Christian Borel
BACKGROUND: The cetuximab plus platinum-based chemotherapy regimen is a standard of care in the treatment of recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous-cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The feasibility in the elderly population is currently unknown. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study in order to assess the efficacy and safety of the cetuximab plus platinum-based chemotherapy regimen in patients >65 years with recurrent or metastatic HNSCC. We performed a retrospective review of all medical records from recurrent or metastatic HNSCC patients >65 years treated with the cetuximab plus platinum-based chemotherapy regimen between September 2008 and December 2013 in our institution (Centre Paul Strauss, Strasbourg, France)...
April 20, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423377/risk-and-survival-of-patients-with-head-and-neck-cutaneous-melanoma-national-perspective
#2
Zaid Al-Qurayshi, Mohamed Hassan, Sudesh Srivastav, Steven Sperry, Nitin Pagedar, John Hamner, Emad Kandil
OBJECTIVE: Head and neck cutaneous melanoma represents a distinct entity of skin cancer. We aim to examine management and survival of patients with head and neck cutaneous melanoma. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study utilizing the National Cancer Database, 2004-2012. RESULTS: A total of 20,322 (21.2%) head and neck melanomas and 75,547 (78.8%) melanomas of other sites were included. The median follow-up time of head and neck melanoma was 41...
April 20, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407622/prolactin-as-a-potential-early-predictive-factor-in-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-treated-with-nivolumab
#3
Salvatore Caponnetto, Giovanni Maria Iannantuono, Giacomo Barchiesi, Valentina Magri, Alain Gelibter, Enrico Cortesi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Prolactin (PRL) is a peptide hormone and several studies have demonstrated its role as a cytokine in human T cell-mediated immunity. We are unaware if PRL is a positive or negative immunomodulator, but its effects on the regulation of T cells could inhibit the antitumor activity elicited by nivolumab (NIVO). We aimed to assess whether the occurrence of hyperprolactinemia in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (mNSCLC) patients treated with NIVO is associated with poor clinical outcomes...
April 14, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399521/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-gemcitabine-plus-cisplatin-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-bladder-cancer
#4
Dora Niedersüss-Beke, Thomas Puntus, Thomas Kunit, Birgit Grünberger, Michael Lamche, Wolfgang Loidl, Reinhard Böhm, Nicole Kraischits, Stefan Kudlacek, Paul Schramek, Johannes G Meran
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy with methotrexate-vinblastine-doxorubicin-cisplatin (MVAC) is the standard of care for muscle-invasive urothelial bladder cancer. Gemcitabine plus cisplatin (GC) shows similar efficacy with less toxicity in the metastatic setting and has therefore often been used interchangeably with MVAC. We report on the efficacy and safety of neoadjuvant GC in patients with locally advanced urothelial cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 87 patients in 2 centers...
April 12, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395288/safety-and-effectiveness-of-bis-chloroethylnitrosourea-wafer-chemotherapy-in-elderly-patients-with-recurrent-glioblastoma
#5
Johann Klein, Tareq A Juratli, Yordan Radev, Dirk Daubner, Silke Soucek, Gabriele Schackert, Dietmar Krex
OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and effectiveness of bis-chloroethylnitrosourea (BCNU) wafers in elderly patients with recurrent glioblastoma (GBM). METHODS: Patients with recurrent GBM operated on between 2007 and 2014 were divided into 3 groups: >65 years with BCNU wafer implantation, >65 years without BCNU wafer implantation, and ≤65 years with BCNU wafer implantation. We compared survival and complications. RESULTS: A total of 79 patients were identified: 24 in the older BCNU group (median age 68...
April 11, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376502/circulating-exosomal-microrna-21-as-a-biomarker-in-each-tumor-stage-of-colorectal-cancer
#6
Mitsuo Tsukamoto, Hisae Iinuma, Takahiro Yagi, Keiji Matsuda, Yojiro Hashiguchi
OBJECTIVE: We clarified the predictive and prognostic value of circulating plasma exosomal microRNA-21 (miR-21) in each TNM stage of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. METHODS: The microRNA (miRNA) profiles of the plasma exosomes, primary tumor tissues, and liver metastasis tissues from the same CRC patients were examined using a microarray. For validation analysis, the plasma exosome samples from 326 CRC patients were measured by TaqMan miRNA assays. RESULTS: In the miRNA microarray analyses, miR-21 showed the highest upregulation in exosomes, primary tumor tissues, and liver metastasis tissues...
April 5, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355609/emerging-role-of-cav1-2-channels-in-proliferation-and-migration-in-distinct-cancer-cell-lines
#7
Gustavo Martínez-Delgado, Ricardo Felix
Extensive research is currently underway, seeking better diagnostic methods and treatments and a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in cancer, from the role of specific genetic mutations to the intricate biochemical and molecular pathways involved. Because of their role in regulating relevant physiological events such as cell proliferation, migration, and invasion, ion channels have recently been recognized as important elements in cancer initiation and progression. Moreover, it has been reported that pharmacological intervention in ion channel activity might provide protection against diverse types of cancer, and that ion channels could be used as targets to counteract tumor growth, prevent metastasis, and overcome the therapy resistance of tumor cells...
March 30, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334713/pulsed-dose-rate-brachytherapy-for-the-treatment-of-endometrial-cancer
#8
Francesca De Felice, Rossella Caiazzo, Ilaria Benevento, Daniela Musio, Filippo Rubini, Vincenzo Tombolini
Endometrial cancer (EC) is the most frequent gynecologic malignancy. The aim of this review is to outline clinical practice recommendations, to suggest a technical solution, and to advise doses selection for pulsed-dose rate (PDR) brachytherapy in EC. Electronic bibliographic databases, including PubMed, clinicaltrials.gov, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Meeting Library, were searched for articles in English. Clinical guidelines and systematic reviews were also considered. The appropriate therapeutic approach should consider risk factors for tumor relapse and PDR brachytherapy and have a convincing role in this multidisciplinary scenario...
March 24, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334705/are-there-breast-cancer-patients-with-node-negative-small-tumours-who-do-not-benefit-from-adjuvant-systemic-therapy
#9
Tanja Stüber, Igor Novopashenny, Joachim Diessner, Catharina Bartmann, Roland Stein, Mathias Krockenberger, Sebastian Häusler, Wolfgang Janni, Rolf Kreienberg, Maria Blettner, Achim Wöckel, Manfred Wischnewsky
OBJECTIVE: To identify subgroups of patients with pT1 pN0 breast cancer (BC) who might not profit from adjuvant systemic therapy (AST). METHODS: Data of 3,774 pT1 pN0 BC patients from 17 certified BC centres within the BRENDA study group were collected between 1992 and 2008 and retrospectively analysed. Uni- and multivariate analyses were performed using Kaplan-Meier methods and Cox regression models. RESULTS: 279 (7.4%) of the pT1 pN0 BC patients were T1a, 944 (25...
March 24, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329738/transarterial-chemo-embolization-for-liver-metastases-in-patients-with-neuroendocrine-tumors
#10
Hiroyuki Okuyama, Masafumi Ikeda, Hideaki Takahashi, Izumi Ohno, Yusuke Hashimoto, Shuichi Mitsunaga, Yasunari Sakamoto, Shunsuke Kondo, Chigusa Morizane, Hideki Ueno, Tatsushi Kobayashi, Yasuaki Arai, Takuji Okusaka
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of transarterial (chemo)embolization [TA(C)E] for the control of liver metastasis in patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). METHODS: In this retrospective study, we enrolled 43 patients with metastatic NETs who had been treated with TA(C)E between December 1999 and June 2013 at the National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo or the National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa. We assessed tumor response, time to treatment failure (TTF), overall survival (OS), and frequency of adverse events in these patients, and attempted to identify predictors of TTF...
March 23, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278499/recurrence-and-risk-factors-for-relapse-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-by-surgery-with-curative-intent
#11
Cristiana Cruz, Margarida Afonso, Bárbara Oliveiros, Alice Pêgo
INTRODUCTION: Surgery remains the potentially curative treatment for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Despite this, tumor recurrence is the most common cause of treatment failure after surgery. METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively from clinical files of patients who underwent lung surgery for NSCLC from January 2008 to December 2012 in a University Hospital. Demographic data, tumor characteristics, type of surgery and recurrence were recorded...
March 10, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259891/the-role-of-couples-attachment-styles-in-patients-adjustment-to-cancer
#12
Rossella De Luca, Patrizia Dorangricchia, Laura Salerno, Gianluca Lo Coco, Giuseppe Cicero
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to understand how psychological variables and attachment styles can contribute to improve effective and functional adjustment to the disease and promote better psychological well-being. METHODS: A total of 176 participants (88 couples) took part in this research. One member of each couple attended surgery centers at the Oncology Department of the University Hospital of Palermo. Each participant had filled in 5 questionnaires assessing the variables couple relationships, quality of life, anxiety, depression, and psychosocial adjustment to illness...
March 4, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259870/c-rel-promotes-invasion-of-choriocarcinoma-cells-via-pi3k-akt-signaling
#13
Yoko Sekiya, Eiko Yamamoto, Kaoru Niimi, Kimihiro Nishino, Kenichi Nakamura, Tomomi Kotani, Hiroaki Kajiyama, Kiyosumi Shibata, Fumitaka Kikkawa
OBJECTIVE: Choriocarcinoma is the most common epithelial cancer among gestational trophoblastic diseases (GTDs); the mechanism of trophoblastic carcinogenesis is unknown. This study aimed to examine the expression of NF-κB family proteins in GTDs and placental tissues as well as the roles of c-Rel in choriocarcinoma. METHODS: We examined the expression of NF-κB family proteins in normal placenta and hydatidiform mole tissues as well as extravillous trophoblast (EVT) and choriocarcinoma cell lines by Western blot and immunohistochemistry...
March 4, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259868/small-foci-of-serous-component-as-a-predictor-of-recurrence-and-prognosis-for-stage-ia-endometrial-carcinomas
#14
Morikazu Miyamoto, Masashi Takano, Hitoshi Tsuda, Hiroaki Soyama, Tadashi Aoyama, Hiroki Ishibashi, Kento Kato, Hideki Iwahashi, Hiroko Matuura, Tomoyuki Yoshikawa, Ayako Suzuki, Junko Hirata, Kenichi Furuya
OBJECTIVE: Most of the endometrial carcinomas are detected in early stages and have a better prognosis; however, predictive factors for recurrence have not been determined. METHODS: Patients with grade 1 endometrioid carcinoma (EG1) according to the 2014 WHO criteria at FIGO 2009 stage IA that were identified through scanning medical charts were included, and we assessed whether the presence of uterine serous carcinoma (SC) component which comprised less than 5% of the total volume using the ovarian two-tiered grading system could be a recurrent risk factor in these patients...
March 4, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249280/perioperative-chemotherapy-in-elderly-patients-with-locally-advanced-adenocarcinoma-of-the-stomach-and-the-esophagogastric-junction-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis-of-toxicity-and-efficacy-at-the-national-center-for-tumor-diseases-heidelberg
#15
Georg Martin Haag, Anne Byl, Dirk Jäger, Anne Katrin Berger
OBJECTIVE: Esophagogastric cancer occurs more frequently in older patients, but these are underrepresented in clinical studies establishing the current treatment standards for perioperative chemotherapy in locally advanced disease. This leads to uncertainty regarding the treatment of older patients with potentially toxic but active regimens. METHODS: Using a prospectively generated database, we analyzed 63 patients aged ≥70 years undergoing perioperative chemotherapy for locally advanced esophagogastric cancer...
March 2, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245484/impact-of-hepatitis-c-virus-eradication-on-the-clinical-outcome-of-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-related-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-sorafenib
#16
Tomokazu Kawaoka, Hiroshi Aikata, Yuji Teraoka, Yuki Inagaki, Fumi Honda, Masahiro Hatooka, Kei Morio, Reona Morio, Tomoki Kobayashi, Yuko Nagaoki, Takashi Nakahara, Akira Hiramatsu, Masataka Tsuge, Michio Imamura, Yoshiiku Kawakami, Kazuaki Chayama
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of hepatitis C virus (HCV) eradication on the clinical outcome of patients with HCV-related advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with sorafenib. METHODS: A total of 58 HCV-related advanced HCC patients with Child-Pugh grade A disease who were treated with sorafenib were enrolled in this retrospective cohort study. Of these, 27 patients were HCV RNA negative as a result of previous antiviral therapy (sustained viral response [SVR] group), while the remaining 31 were HCV RNA positive (non-SVR group)...
March 1, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222447/impact-of-pd-l1-expression-in-patients-with-surgically-resected-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
Satoshi Igawa, Yuichi Sato, Shinichiro Ryuge, Masaaki Ichinoe, Ken Katono, Yasuhiro Hiyoshi, Sakiko Otani, Ryo Nagashio, Hiroyasu Nakashima, Masato Katagiri, Jiichiro Sasaki, Yoshiki Murakumo, Yukitoshi Satoh, Noriyuki Masuda
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy can become a crucial therapeutic option to improve the prognosis of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Here, we evaluated the impact of programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) expression in surgically resected NSCLCs. METHODS: We estimated PD-L1 expression in 229 consecutive NSCLC specimens using rabbit polyclonal antibodies to human PD-L1 in a SP263 immunohistochemical assay and evaluated PD-L1 expression for potential associations with clinicopathological parameters and survival time...
February 22, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219073/relationship-between-pulmonary-adverse-events-and-everolimus-exposure-in-japanese-and-non-japanese-patients-a-meta-analysis-of-oncology-trials
#18
Shinzaburo Noguchi, Nobuo Shinohara, Tetsuhide Ito, Atsushi Ohtsu, Alain Ravaud, Guy Jerusalem, Nobutsugu Ohno, Jorge Gallo, Emmanuel Bouillaud, Jenna Fan, Norio Nonomura
AIMS: This meta-analysis explores the relationship between the everolimus minimum (Cmin) and maximum (Cmax) exposure and the risk for pulmonary adverse events (AEs) in Japanese versus non-Japanese patients. METHODS: Patient-level data from patients treated with daily everolimus in advanced solid tumor trials were evaluated using a Cox regression model, stratified by cancer type or treatment arm, with log-transformed time-averaged Cmin or Cmax as a time-varying covariate...
February 21, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208153/outcome-of-patients-with-renal-cell-carcinoma-and-multiple-glandular-metastases-treated-with-targeted-agents
#19
Paolo Grassi, Ludovic Doucet, Palma Giglione, Viktor Grünwald, Bohuslav Melichar, Luca Galli, Ugo De Giorgi, Roberto Sabbatini, Cinzia Ortega, Matteo Santoni, Aristotelis Bamias, Elena Verzoni, Lisa Derosa, Hana Studentova, Luca Porcu, Filippo De Braud, Camillo Porta, Giuseppe Procopio
PURPOSE: Pancreatic metastases (PM) from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have been associated with long-term survival. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of RCC patients with multiple glandular metastases (MGM) treated with targeted therapies (TTs). METHODS: Sixty-four MGM patients treated between 1993 and 2014 were retrospectively identified from a database of 274 RCC patients with PM from 11 European centers. The survival of MGM patients was compared with that of both patients with PM only and a cohort of 325 RCC patients with non-GM (control group) treated with TTs...
February 17, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178692/monitoring-of-serum-carcinoembryonic-antigen-levels-after-curative-resection-of-colon-cancer-cutoff-values-determined-according-to-preoperative-levels-enhance-the-diagnostic-accuracy-for-recurrence
#20
Gota Saito, Sotaro Sadahiro, Hiroko Kamata, Hiroshi Miyakita, Kazutake Okada, Akira Tanaka, Toshiyuki Suzuki
OBJECTIVES: Serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) has been widely used for postoperative surveillance for colorectal cancer. However, serum CEA has a poor diagnostic accuracy for detecting recurrence. We tested the hypothesis that determining cutoff values according to the preoperative serum CEA levels would enhance the diagnostic accuracy. METHODS: Serum CEA was measured before and 1-6 months after surgery in 783 patients with curatively resected colon cancer from 2005 through 2013...
February 9, 2017: Oncology
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