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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741868/retrospective-analysis-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-eribulin-therapy-for-metastatic-breast-cancer-in-daily-practice
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Toshihiro Tanaka, Miho Ueno, Yuta Nakashima, Shotaro Chinen, Eiichi Sato, Michio Masaki, Ai Mogi, Hidenori Sasaki, Kazuo Tamura, Yasushi Takamatsu
BACKGROUND: Evidence of eribulin therapy for metastatic breast cancer (MBC) in clinical practice is not well documented. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the safety and efficacy of eribulin in 29 MBC patients from 2011 to 2016 at Fukuoka University Hospital. RESULTS: The median patient age, number of courses, total dose, and relative dose intensity were as follows: 65 years, five courses, 8.6 mg/m(2) , and 75%, respectively. One patient achieved a complete response, (CR) six a partial response (PR), eight stable disease (SD) and 14 patients exhibited progressive disease...
July 25, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722536/travel-burden-associated-with-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-administration-in-a-medicare-aged-population-a-geospatial-analysis
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J Mark Stephens, Mark Bensink, Charles Bowers, Christopher S Hollenbeak
OBJECTIVE: Prophylaxis with granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSFs) is recommended for patients receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy regimens with a high risk of febrile neutropenia (FN). G-CSFs should be administered starting the day after chemotherapy, necessitating return trips to the oncology clinic at the end of each cycle. We examined the travel burden related to prophylactic G-CSF injections after chemotherapy in the United States (US). METHODS: We used 2012-2014 Medicare claims data to identify a national cohort of beneficiaries age 65+ with non-myeloid cancers who received both chemotherapy and prophylactic G-CSFs...
July 19, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722494/cost-efficiency-analyses-for-the-us-of-biosimilar-filgrastim-sndz-reference-filgrastim-pegfilgrastim-and-pegfilgrastim-with-on-body-injector-in-the-prophylaxis-of-chemotherapy-induced-febrile-neutropenia
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Ali McBride, Kim Campbell, Mohan Bikkina, Karen MacDonald, Ivo Abraham, Sanjeev Balu
AIMS: Guidelines recommend prophylaxis with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for chemotherapy-induced (febrile) neutropenia (CIN/FN) based on regimen myelotoxicity and patient-related risk factors. Our aim was to conduct a cost-efficiency analysis for the US of the direct acquisition and administration costs of the recently approved biosimilar filgrastim-sndz (Zarxio® EP2006) with reference filgrastim (Neupogen(®)), pegfilgrastim (Neulasta(®)), and pegfilgrastim injection device (Neulasta Onpro(®); hereafter pegfilgrastim-injector) for CIN/FN prophylaxis...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717752/challenges-of-treating-childhood-medulloblastoma-in-a-country-with-limited-resources-20-years-of-experience-at-a-single-tertiary-center-in-malaysia
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Revathi Rajagopal, Sayyidatul Abd-Ghafar, Dharmendra Ganesan, Anita Zarina Bustam Mainudin, Kum Thong Wong, Norlisah Ramli, Vida Jawin, Su Han Lum, Tsiao Yi Yap, Eric Bouffet, Ibrahim Qaddoumi, Shekhar Krishnan, Hany Ariffin, Wan Ariffin Abdullah
PURPOSE: Pediatric medulloblastoma (MB) treatment has evolved over the past few decades; however, treating children in countries with limited resources remains challenging. Until now, the literature regarding childhood MB in Malaysia has been nonexistent. Our objectives were to review the demographics and outcome of pediatric MB treated at the University Malaya Medical Center between January 1994 and December 2013 and describe the challenges encountered. METHODS: Fifty-one patients with childhood MB were seen at University Malaya Medical Center...
April 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716815/exposure-response-analyses-of-ramucirumab-from-two-randomized-phase-iii-trials-of-second-line-treatment-for-advanced-gastric-or-gastroesophageal-junction-cancer
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Josep Tabernero, Atsushi Ohtsu, Kei Muro, Eric Van Cutsem, Sang Cheul Oh, György Bodoky, Yasuhiro Shimada, Shuichi Hironaka, Jaffer A Ajani, Jiri Tomasek, Howard Safran, Kumari Chandrawansa, Yanzhi Hsu, Michael Heathman, Azhar Khan, Lan Ni, Allen S Melemed, Ling Gao, David Ferry, Charles S Fuchs
Ramucirumab is an IgG1 monoclonal antibody specific for the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2. Ramucirumab, 8 mg/kg every two weeks, administered as monotherapy (REGARD) or in combination with paclitaxel (RAINBOW), was safe and effective in patients with previously treated advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer. We evaluated exposure-efficacy and exposure-safety relationships of ramucirumab from two randomized, placebo-controlled phase III trials. Sparse pharmacokinetic samples were collected and a population pharmacokinetic analysis was conducted to predict ramucirumab minimum trough concentration at steady-state (Cmin,ss)...
July 17, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712164/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-carboplatin-paclitaxel-based-chemoradiation-for-localized-oesophageal-cancer
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Maria Qubtia, Yasir Ishaq, Kiran Munawar, Farhana Badar, Ather Kazmi
BACKGROUND: The management of Oesophageal and Gastroesophageal junction cancers is challenging. Multimodality therapy with carboplatin/paclitaxel based chemoradiation (CRT) and surgery shows improved efficacy. In this study, we wanted to establish the efficacy and safety of CRT for neoadjuvant and radical treatment of localized oesophageal cancer. METHODS: Patients with oesophageal cancer, registered between September 2013 and October 2014 were reviewed retrospectively...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707433/comparison-of-irinotecan-platinum-versus-etoposide-platinum-chemotherapy-for-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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D Han, G Wang, L Sun, X Ren, W Shang, L Xu, S Li
This meta-analysis was performed to compare the effects and toxicities between irinotecan/platinum (IP) and etoposide/platinum (EP) regimens as the fist-line treatment of patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (E-SCLC). A systematic search was made of MEDLINE, Cochrane, ISI Web of Science and SCOPUS databases. Randomised clinical trials on treatment of E-SCLC with the IP regimens, compared with EP regimens, were reviewed. Studies were pooled to hazard ratio (HR), relative risk (RR) and odds ratio (OR), with 95% confidence interval (CI)...
July 13, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705670/empiric-antibiotic-protocols-for-cancer-patients-with-neutropenia-a-single-center-study-of-treatment-efficacy-and-mortality-in-patients-with-bacteremia
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Eyal Kleinhendler, Matan J Cohen, Allon E Moses, Ora Paltiel, Jacob Strahilevitz, Amos Cahan
BACKGROUND: A number of empiric antibiotic treatment options for febrile neutropenia exist, yet there is no universally-accepted initial protocol. We aimed to assess the performance of a protocol (piperacillin, gentamicin and cefazolin) introduced over 40 years ago and compare its coverage against bacteria isolated from blood of neutropenic patients to that of various commonly used antibiotic treatment protocols. METHODS: Adults with neutropenia admitted between 2003 and 2012 to the hemato-oncologic departments, in whom blood cultures were taken on admission were included...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701571/neoadjuvant-therapy-with-weekly-nanoparticle-albumin-bound-paclitaxel-for-luminal-early-breast-cancer-patients-results-from-the-nabrax-study-geicam-2011-02-a-multicenter-non-randomized-phase-ii-trial-with-a-companion-biomarker-analysis
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Miguel Martín, José I Chacón, Antonio Antón, Arrate Plazaola, Elena García-Martínez, Miguel A Seguí, Pedro Sánchez-Rovira, José Palacios, Lourdes Calvo, Carmen Esteban, Enrique Espinosa, Agusti Barnadas, Norberto Batista, Angel Guerrero, Montserrat Muñoz, Estefania Romio, César Rodríguez-Martín, Rosalía Caballero, María I Casas, Federico Rojo, Eva Carrasco, Silvia Antolín
BACKGROUND: Nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-Paclitaxel) is an alternative to standard taxanes for breast cancer (BC) treatment. We evaluated nab-Paclitaxel efficacy as neoadjuvant treatment for early estrogen receptor-positive (ER+), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HER2-) disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Women with ER+, HER2-, stage II-III BC were treated preoperatively with four cycles of weekly nab-Paclitaxel (150 mg/m(2)), 3 weeks on and 1 week off...
July 12, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693283/prospective-exploratory-study-of-gemcitabine-and-s-1-against-elderly-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Kyoichi Kaira, Noriko Yanagitani, Noriaki Sunaga, Hisao Imai, Akihiro Ono, Yasuhiko Koga, Takeshi Hisada, Tamotsu Ishizuka, Masanobu Yamada
A prospective study was conducted to investigate the efficacy of a combined regimen of gemcitabine and S-1 for the treatment of elderly patients (>70 years) with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) as a first-line setting based on the dosage recommended in a previous phase I study. Chemotherapy-naïve patients with advanced NSCLC received gemcitabine plus S-1. S-1 (40 mg/m(2)) was administered orally twice daily for 14 days while gemcitabine (1,000 mg/m(2)) was administered on days 1 and 15 of each cycle, and this regimen was repeated every 4 weeks...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691431/low-dose-computed-tomography-in-assessment-of-pulmonary-abnormalities-in-children-with-febrile-neutropenia-suffering-from-malignant-diseases
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Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz, Cyprian Michal Olchowy, Mateusz Łasecki, Dąbrówka Sokołowska-Dąbek, Aleksander Pawluś, Jowita Frączkiewicz, Ewa Gorczyńska
BACKGROUND: Management of febrile neutropenia in pediatric patients is challenging. Chest X-ray and CT help to identify infective foci; however, exposure to radiation is a risk factor for development of secondary cancer. For this reason, attention is paid to reduce radiation exposure. OBJECTIVES: TTo define the role of LDCT examination in early detection of pulmonary lesions in children during oncology or autoimmune treatment complicated by neutropenia related fever...
June 27, 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690028/meropenem-versus-piperacillin-tazobactam-with-or-without-immunoglobulin-as-second-line-therapy-for-febrile-neutropenia%C3%A2-in-pediatric-patients
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Ryoji Kobayashi, Daiki Hori, Hirozumi Sano, Daisuke Suzuki, Kenji Kishimoto, Kunihiko Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: Although survival of children with hematological diseases and cancer has increased dramatically, life-threatening complications due to bacterial infections occur in 5-10% of febrile episodes in pediatric cancer patients. A prospective randomized study was performed to clarify the usefulness of meropenem (MEPM) and piperacillin/tazobactam (PIPC/TAZ) with or without intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) as second-line therapy for pediatric patients with febrile neutropenia (FN)...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686055/a-stakeholder-informed-randomized-controlled-comparative-effectiveness-study-of-an-order-prescribing-intervention-to-improve-colony-stimulating-factor-use-for-cancer-patients-receiving-myelosuppressive-chemotherapy-the-tracer-study
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Aasthaa Bansal, Sean D Sullivan, Dawn L Hershman, Gary H Lyman, William E Barlow, Jeannine S McCune, Scott D Ramsey
Colony stimulating factors (CSF) are widely prescribed to avoid febrile neutropenia (FN) among cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, but studies show their use is often not consistent with practice guidelines. In addition, there is limited high quality evidence assessing benefits and harms of primary prophylactic-CSF (PP-CSF) in the setting of chemotherapy that poses an intermediate risk of FN. To address these issues, with funding from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the National Cancer Institute's Community Oncology Research Program, SWOG is sponsoring a prospective, cluster randomized controlled pragmatic trial of an automated order entry protocol for PP-CSF among patients with breast, lung and colorectal cancer receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy, with a nested randomized controlled trial of PP-CSF for patients receiving intermediate risk chemotherapy...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685846/description-of-late-onset-neutropenia-in-indolent-lymphoma-patients-treated-with-bendamustine-plus-rituximab
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B Verriere, L Gastaud, E Chamorey, F Peyrade, E Deletie, K Bouredji, D Quinsat, R Schiappa, A Thyss, D Re
Bendamustine (B) associated with rituximab (R) is widely described in literature for the management of patients with chronic lymphoid leukaemia (CLL) and indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Safety data regarding late hematotoxicity such as late onset neutropenia (LON) are scarce. The aim of our study was to assess the incidence and to identify risk factors for LON in patients with indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma and CLL treated with B and R (B-R). One hundred forty five patients were treated with B-R as first or second line...
July 7, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685090/a-retrospective-study-of-docetaxel-and-bevacizumab-as-a-second-or-later-line-chemotherapy-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Koichi Kurishima, Hiroko Watanabe, Hiroichi Ishikawa, Hiroaki Satoh, Nobuyuki Hizawa
Comparative results of second- or later-line bevacizumab plus docetaxel and docetaxel alone for patients with NSCLC have never been reported. In order to evaluate the combined effect of bevacizumab and docetaxel as second- or later-line chemotherapy for NSCLC, a retrospective study was performed. Between November 2009 and April 2016, the medical records of all the patients <75 years old who were treated with docetaxel (60 mg/m(2), day1, q3 or 4 weeks) plus bevacizumab (15 mg/kg, day 1, q3 or 4 weeks) as a second- or later-line chemotherapy were reviewed...
July 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684379/pharmacokinetics-directed-intravenous-busulfan-combined-with-high-dose-melphalan-and-bortezomib-as-a-conditioning-regimen-for-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
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Stefan K Barta, Rishi Jain, Amithaba Mazumder, Jason Carter, Lawrence Almanzar, Roy Browne, Samira Shahnaz, Richard Elkind, David Kaminetzky, Ramakrishna Battini, Olga Derman, Noah Kornblum, Amit Verma, Ira Braunschweig
BACKGROUND: High-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) has a well-established role in the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma. Melphalan 200 mg/m(2) (Mel200) is the most commonly used preparative regimen. Several studies have provided evidence for potential synergism and safety when combining bortezomib (Btz) or busulfan (Bu) with melphalan (Mel). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective phase II study to investigate the safety and efficacy of conditioning with pharmacokinetics (PK)-directed intravenous (IV) Bu with Btz and Mel...
June 17, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683707/docetaxel-in-hormone-sensitive-advanced-prostate-cancer-genesis-sefh-evaluation-reporta
#17
Juan Carlos García de Paredes Esteban, Emilio Jesús Alegre Del Rey, Rocío Asensi Díez
Prostate cancer (PC) is the most common urogenital malignancy in older men and the second leading cause of death by cancer in men in Europe. Current therapeutic practice considers Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) as first line treatment for clinically localized prostate cancer at high-risk, either locally advanced or metastatic. ADT can be achieved through orchiectomy (surgical castration), luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists, or through complete androgen blockade (LHRH agonist combined with an anti-androgen)...
July 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681812/evaluation-of-serum-galactomannan-enzyme-immunoassay-at-two-different-cut-offs-for-the-diagnosis-of-invasive-aspergillosis-in-patients-with-febrile-neutropenia
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Ritin Mohindra, Malini R Capoor, Shikha Puri, Hitesh Raheja, Dinesh K Gupta, B Gupta, Ranadip Chowdhury
BACKGROUND: Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is an increasingly common and fatal opportunistic fungal infection in patients with haematological diseases. Early diagnosis is difficult as mycological culture techniques have low sensitivity and the radiological tools have low specificity. Galactomannan enzyme immunoassay (GEI) detects galactomannan in the human serum with a reported sensitivity and specificity between 30% and 100%. AIMS: The aim of this study was to analyse the role of GEI in diagnosis of IA in patients with febrile neutropenia and to evaluate the role of GEI in the diagnosis of IA as per the revised (2008) European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer-Mycoses Study Group (EORTC-MSG) criteria at two different optical density (OD) cut-offs of 0...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681218/cisplatin-with-dose-dense-paclitaxel-before-and-after-radical-hysterectomy-for-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-a-prospective-multicenter-phase-ii-trial-with-a-dose-finding-study
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Maki Tanioka, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Muneaki Shimada, Shoji Nagao, Kazuhiro Takehara, Masato Nishimura, Satoshi Morita, Shunichi Negoro, Kiyoshi Fujiwara, Junzo Kigawa
The aim of this study is to evaluate the outcome and safety of the multidisciplinary strategy using cisplatin plus dose-dense paclitaxel (dose-dense TP) before and after radical hysterectomy (RH) for stage IB2, IIA2, or IIB patients with cervical cancer. In the dose-finding phase, 12 patients received 3 cycles of cisplatin (75 mg/m(2), day 1) with paclitaxel (70 or 80 mg/m(2), days 1, 8, and 15) every 21 days as neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). In the phase II study, 51 patients received 3 cycles of dose-dense TP at the recommended dose as NAC, and another 2 cycles of the same regimen after RH...
August 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678343/establishing-achievable-benchmarks-for-quality-improvement-in-systemic-therapy-for-early-stage-breast-cancer
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Melanie Powis, Rinku Sutradhar, Alejandro Gonzalez, Katherine A Enright, Nathan A Taback, Christopher M Booth, Maureen Trudeau, Monika K Krzyzanowska
BACKGROUND: Setting realistic targets for performance is a consistent challenge in quality improvement. In the current study, the authors used administrative data to define achievable targets for a panel of 15 previously developed quality indicators (QIs) focusing on systemic therapy in patients with early-stage breast cancer. METHODS: Deterministically linked administrative databases were used to identify patients with TNM stage I to stage III breast cancer who were diagnosed between 2006 and 2010 in Ontario, Canada...
July 5, 2017: Cancer
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