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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441954/electrochemotherapy-efficacy-evaluation-for-treatment-of-locally-advanced-stage-iii-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-22-cases-retrospective-analysis
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Gianluca Di Monta, Corrado Caracò, Ester Simeone, Antonio Maria Grimaldi, Ugo Marone, Massimiliano Di Marzo, Vito Vanella, Lucia Festino, Marco Palla, Stefano Mori, Nicola Mozzillo, Paolo Antonio Ascierto
BACKGROUND: Extensive squamous cell carcinoma has few therapeutic options. In such cases, electrochemotherapy involving electroporation combined with antineoplastic drug appears to be a new potential option and may be considered as an alternative treatment. The aim of this retrospective single-center study was to evaluate electrochemotherapy efficacy in treatment of locally advanced stage III squamous cell carcinoma, in which surgical procedures would have entailed wide tissue sacrifice...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331834/ultrasound-guided-electrochemotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-a-clear-cell-thymoma-in-a-cat
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Enrico Pierluigi Spugnini, Francesco Menicagli, Michela Pettorali, Alfonso Baldi
A twelve-year-old male castrated domestic shorthair cat was presented for rapidly progressing respiratory distress. The cat was depressed, tachypneic and moderately responsive. Ultrasonography showed a mediastinal mass associated with a significant pleural effusion that needed tapping every five to seven days. Ultrasound guided biopsy yielded a diagnosis of clear cell thymoma upon histopathology. After complete staging procedures, the owner elected to treat the cat with electrochemotherapy (ECT) using systemic bleomycin...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290625/treatment-of-metastatic-melanoma-a-multi-disciplinary-approach
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Paolo Fava, Chiara Astrua, Martina Sanlorenzo, Simone Ribero, Matteo Brizio, Andrea R Filippi, Elena Marra, Franco Picciotto, Dario Sangiolo, Fabrizio Carnevale-Schianca, Massimo Aglietta, Sergio Sandrucci, Umberto Ricardi, Virginia Caliendo, Pietro Quaglino, Maria T Fierro
The prognosis of stage IV metastatic melanoma is poor. An overal 1-year survival of 25.5% and a median survival of 6.2 months were reported without any significant improvement during the last 30 years before the introduction of new drugs (immune check point inhibitors and targeted therapies) which completely modified the therapeutic approach and induced an overwhelming improvement on the survival rates of these patients. This review will analyse the therapeutic tools available for the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma, including adjuvant interferon and loco-regional therapies (surgery, radiotherapy and electrochemotherapy) and will mainly focus on the presentation of results obtained by the new treatments (check point inhibitors and targeted therapies)...
March 14, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236011/the-controversial-role-of-electrochemotherapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Riccardo Lenzi, Luca Muscatello, Alberto Maria Saibene, Giovanni Felisati, Carlotta Pipolo
Electroporation, also known as electrochemotherapy, combines an antineoplastic agent with electroporation, causing localized progressive necrosis in the treated area. Today it is primarily used in the palliative treatment of cutaneous and subcutaneous metastases and has been found to be safe and efficacious in head and neck cancer recurrences. Despite the steady increase in the number of published studies this treatment is not universally available and used systematically in head and neck carcinomas. To shed light on its limitations and analyze treatment outcome we have, therefore, reviewed all available literature regarding this topic...
February 24, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223736/percutaneous-electrochemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-portal-vein-tumor-thrombosis-at-hepatic-hilum-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-cirrhosis-a-feasibility-study
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Luciano Tarantino, Giuseppina Busto, Aurelio Nasto, Raffaele Fristachi, Luigi Cacace, Maria Talamo, Catello Accardo, Sara Bortone, Paolo Gallo, Paolo Tarantino, Riccardo Aurelio Nasto, Matteo Nicola Dario Di Minno, Pasquale Ambrosino
AIM: To treated with electrochemotherapy (ECT) a prospective case series of patients with liver cirrhosis and Vp3-Vp4- portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), in order to evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of this new non thermal ablative technique in those patients. METHODS: Six patients (5 males and 1 female), aged 61-85 years (mean age, 70 years), four in Child-Pugh A and two in Child-Pugh B class, entered our study series...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216544/surgery-and-electrochemotherapy-treatment-of-incompletely-excised-mammary-carcinoma-in-two-male-pet-rats-rattus-norvegicus
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Andrea Lanza, Michela Pettorali, Alfonso Baldi, Enrico P Spugnini
Two male rats (Rattus norvegicus; 18 and 24 months old), were referred for treatment of large masses located in the axillary area. Following total body radiography and hematological and serum biochemical analysis, the rats were anesthetized, and the masses were surgically removed. Both lesions were diagnosed as mammary carcinoma based on histopathological diagnosis. The tumor beds were treated with two sessions of electrochemotherapy (ECT), two weeks apart. ECT involved cisplatin administration in the tumor bed, followed by a series of eight biphasic electric pulses...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118487/electrochemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-malignant-melanoma-a-prospective-cohort-study-by-inspect
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C Kunte, V Letulé, J Gehl, K Dahlstroem, P Curatolo, R Rotunno, T Muir, A Occhini, G Bertino, B Powell, W Saxinger, G Lechner, S-H Liew, R Pritchard-Jones, P Rutkowski, M Zdzienicki, D Mowatt, A J Sykes, A Orlando, G Mitsala, C R Rossi, L Campana, M Brizio, F de Terlizzi, P Quaglino, J Odili
BACKGROUND: Electrochemotherapy (ECT) is an effective local treatment for cutaneous metastasis. Treatment involves the administration of chemotherapeutic drugs followed by delivery of electrical pulses to the tumour. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of ECT in cutaneous metastases of melanoma and to identify factors which affect (beneficially or adversely) the outcome. METHODS: 13 cancer centres in the International Network for Sharing Practices on Electrochemotherapy (INSPECT) consecutively and prospectively uploaded data to a common database...
January 24, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028827/novel-application-for-electrochemotherapy-immersion-of-nasal-cavity-in-dog
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Daniela O H Suzuki, José A Berkenbrock, Krishna D de Oliveira, Jennifer O Freytag, Marcelo M M Rangel
Electrochemotherapy is a new modality of local cancer treatment that increases the delivery of chemotherapy drugs into tumor cells by applying intense electric fields. This novel electrochemotherapy application was applied as an adjuvant to surgery and eliminated intranasal tumors in dog. The treatment challenges are the surgery limitations due to anatomy and residual tumor in the bone cavity. Most of the tumoral mass on nasal cavity was surgically removed. The internal nasal cavity was immersed in liquid and bleomycin before applying electric field...
December 27, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996120/electrochemotherapy-yet-another-innovative-application
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E B Olasz, E Kis
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December 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995080/electrochemotherapy-increases-local-control-after-incomplete-excision-of-a-recurring-penile-fibrosarcoma-in-a-stallion
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E P Spugnini, C Bolaffio, L Scacco, A Baldi
An eleven-year-old stallion was referred for adjuvant treatment of an incompletely excised, recurring penile fibrosarcoma. The horse was bright, alert and responsive with a 15 x 12 cm ulcerated lesion on the ventral side of the penis. The lesion was the tumor bed of an incompletely excised fibrosarcoma. After complete staging procedures, the owner elected to treat the horse with electrochemotherapy (ECT) using cisplatin as chemotherapy agent. Two sessions of ECT were performed at two-week intervals using local cisplatin followed by trains of biphasic electric pulses applied using different electrodes until complete coverage of the area was achieved...
2016: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920629/electrochemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-massive-multisite-breast-cancer-metastasis-to-the-skin-and-subcutaneous-tissue-a-case-report
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Mateusz Wichtowski, Paweł Potocki, Joanna Kufel-Grabowska, Joanna Streb, Dawid Murawa
BACKGROUND: Chest wall recurrence (CWR) from breast cancer after mastectomy is a difficult to treat disease. Electrochemotherapy (ECT) provides a safe, efficient, and non-invasive locoregional treatment approach in this setting. CASE REPORT: A 61-year-old woman presented with unresectable breast cancer recurrence to the skin and subcutaneous tissue for which numerous lines of treatment were unsuccessful. Between February 2015 and May 2015, the patient underwent 3 courses of ECT after which a spectacular regression of the cutaneous metastatic foci was observed...
October 2016: Breast Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920565/electrochemotherapy-induces-apoptotic-death-in-melanoma-metastases-a-histologic-and-immunohistochemical-investigation
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Laura Bigi, Giovanna Galdo, Anna Maria Cesinaro, Cristina Vaschieri, Alessandra Marconi, Carlo Pincelli, Fabrizio Fantini
BACKGROUND: Electrochemotherapy (ECT) is increasingly used in the treatment of primary and secondary skin tumors, but little is known about the pathologic mechanism responsible for tumor cell destruction in humans. Knowledge of detailed mechanism of host response after ECT may improve the treatment efficacy related to patient selection and technique refinements. AIM: The aim of the study was to investigate the histopathology and mechanism of cell death after ECT in cutaneous melanoma metastases...
2016: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878392/effective-treatment-of-intractable-cutaneous-metastases-of-breast-cancer-with-electrochemotherapy-ten-year-audit-of-single-centre-experience
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Mike G Bourke, Slav P Salwa, Mira Sadadcharam, Maria C Whelan, Patrick F Forde, John O Larkin, Chris G Collins, Seamus O'Reilly, Gerald C O'Sullivan, A James Clover, Declan M Soden
PURPOSE: Electrochemotherapy (ECT) is the application of electric pulses to tumour tissue to render the cell membranes permeable to usually impermeant hydrophilic anti-cancer drugs, thereby enhancing cytotoxic effects. We sought to ascertain whether ECT can be an effective palliative treatment for cutaneous metastases of breast cancer. METHODS: This work reports data from the European Standard Operating Procedures for Electrochemotherapy trial (EudraCT Number: 2004-002183-18)...
November 22, 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810205/electroporation-in-veterinary-oncology
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REVIEW
J Impellizeri, L Aurisicchio, P Forde, D M Soden
Cancer treatments in veterinary medicine continue to evolve beyond the established standard therapies of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. New technologies in cancer therapy include a targeted mechanism to open the cell membrane based on electroporation, driving therapeutic agents, such as chemotherapy (electro-chemotherapy), for local control of cancer, or delivery of gene-based products (electro-gene therapy), directly into the cancer cell to achieve systemic control. This review examines electrochemotherapy and electro-gene therapy in veterinary medicine and considers future directions and applications...
November 2016: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805594/operating-procedures-of-the-electrochemotherapy-for-treatment-of-tumor-in-dogs-and-cats
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Natasa Tozon, Ursa Lampreht Tratar, Katarina Znidar, Gregor Sersa, Justin Teissie, Maja Cemazar
Electrochemotherapy (ECT) is a local approach which is used for treating solid tumors of different histologies. Its mechanism is based on cell membrane permeabilization by means of "electroporation". To achieve the "electroporation" of the cells, electric pulses are generated by a generator and delivered to the target tissue by the use of electrodes. Electroporation is a physical method which is used to introduce molecules, like cytostatic drugs, into the cells that could not pass the cell membrane on their own...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769538/electrochemotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-unresectable-locoregionally-advanced-cutaneous-melanoma-a-systematic-review
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M J Aguado-Romeo, S Benot-López, A Romero-Tabares
Electrochemotherapy is a therapeutic option for the treatment of cutaneous and subcutaneous metastases from melanoma and other tumors. The procedure consists of the administration of anticancer drugs followed by locally applied electrical impulses to achieve an effect known as electroporation, which facilitates entry into the cytosol of drugs that cannot cross the cell membrane. The aim of this review is to evaluate the evidence that supports the use of electrochemotherapy as a therapeutic strategy in melanoma...
October 18, 2016: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758950/electrochemotherapy-as-a-single-or-adjuvant-treatment-to-surgery-of-cutaneous-sarcoid-tumours-in-horses-a-31-case-retrospective-study
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N Tozon, P Kramaric, V Kos Kadunc, G Sersa, M Cemazar
The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of electrochemotherapy (ECT) with cisplatin as a single or adjuvant treatment for sarcoids in equids. Different treatment options with different success rates were proposed. Thirty-one horses and one donkey with different clinical type, size and location of tumours were treated with ECT as a single treatment (18 animals with 52 tumour nodules) or as adjuvant treatment with marginal surgical excision (14 animals with 18 tumour nodules). In animals treated only with ECT with cisplatin, complete response was obtained in 48/52 (92...
December 17, 2016: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705053/electrochemotherapy-of-mucosal-head-and-neck-tumors-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Christina Caroline Plaschke, Anita Gothelf, Julie Gehl, Irene Wessel
BACKGROUND: Electrochemotherapy, the combination of electroporation and chemotherapy, is mainly used in the palliative setting for treatment of cutaneous and subcutaneous metastases; however, new applications are continuously being explored. Patients with head and neck cancer are primarily treated with surgery and/or radio-chemotherapy. In the setting of local recurrence with no further curative treatment options available, electrochemotherapy could be of value. We therefore performed a systematic search of the present literature...
November 2016: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696129/microscopic-histological-characteristics-of-soft-tissue-sarcomas-analysis-of-tissue-features-and-electrical-resistance
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A L Tosi, L G Campana, F Dughiero, M Forzan, M Rastrelli, E Sieni, C R Rossi
Tissue electrical conductivity is correlated with tissue characteristics. In this work, some soft tissue sarcomas (STS) excised from patients have been evaluated in terms of histological characteristics (cell size and density) and electrical resistance. The electrical resistance has been measured using the ex vivo study on soft tissue tumors electrical characteristics (ESTTE) protocol proposed by the authors in order to study electrical resistance of surgical samples excised by patients in a fixed measurement setup...
October 1, 2016: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679547/metastatic-sebaceous-cell-carcinoma-review-of-the-literature-and-use-of-electrochemotherapy-as-possible-new-treatment-modality
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Simone Ribero, Eugenio Sportoletti Baduel, Matteo Brizio, Franco Picciotto, Emi Dika, Maria Teresa Fierro, Giuseppe Macripò, Pietro Quaglino
BACKGROUND: Metastatic extraorbital sebaceous carcinoma is a rare event that could involve the head and neck. The treatment of choice for the initial stage of the disease is surgery and/or radiotherapy. The treatment of recurrent or advanced disease is still controversial. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Extensive literature search was done, and the treatment options are discussed. RESULTS: Results. The literature search found several treatment modalities in use for the treatment of metastatic extraorbital sebaceous carcinoma...
September 1, 2016: Radiology and Oncology
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