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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631097/phase-ii-study-of-amrubicin-monotherapy-in-elderly-or-poor-risk-patients-with-extensive-disease-of-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Satoshi Igawa, Sakiko Otani, Shinichiro Ryuge, Tomoya Fukui, Yoshiro Nakahara, Yasuhiro Hiyoshi, Mikiko Ishihara, Seiichiro Kusuhara, Shinya Harada, Hisashi Mitsufuji, Masaru Kubota, Jiichiro Sasaki, Noriyuki Masuda
Background Previous study indicated that an optional anti-cancer drug for the treatment of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) is amrubicin. However, no prospective studies have evaluated amrubicin in chemo-naive elderly or poor-risk patients with SCLC. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of amrubicin as first-line chemotherapy for elderly or poor-risk patients with extensive-disease SCLC (ES-SCLC). Methods Patients with chemotherapy-naive ES-SCLC received multiple cycles of 40 mg/m(2) amrubicin for 3 consecutive days every 21 days...
June 20, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625619/intra-thoracic-chemo-hyperthermia-for-pleural-recurrence-of-thymoma
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Jean Michel Maury, Nicolas Girard, Mayeul Tabutin, Renaud Grima, Lara Chalabreysse, Isabelle Pavlakovic, Annie Sayag-Beaujard, Caroline Leroux, Pierre-Jean Souquet, Olivier Glehen, François Tronc
BACKGROUND: Pleural recurrences are a hallmark of thymomas, and represent a challenge for multidisciplinary management. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and the results in terms of morbidity, mortality and survival rates, of Intra-Thoracic Chemo-Hyperthermia (ITCH) for the treatment of pleural recurrences of thymomas. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 19 consecutives patients between 1997 and 2015 treated by surgical cytoreduction (pleurectomy) followed by ITCH with 25mg/m(2) of mitomycin, and 50mg/m(2) of Cisplatin...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536803/prospective-multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-gemcitabine-plus-cisplatin-in-patients-with-unresectable-gallbladder-cancer
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Yoshiki Hirooka, Takuya Ishikawa, Hiroki Kawashima, Eizaburo Ohno, Koji Nonogaki, Akira Kanamori, Takanori Hirai, Hiroki Uchida, Osamu Shirai, Hideki Ishikawa, Hidemi Goto
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of gemcitabine plus cisplatin in Japanese patients with unresectable gallbladder cancer (GBC). METHODS: Chemo-naïve patients with histologically proven unresectable GBC were enrolled in this study. The patients received gemcitabine (1000 mg/m(2)) and cisplatin (25 mg/m(2)) on days 1 and 8, every 21 days. A response assessment was done by CT scan every 4 weeks. The primary end points were to determine the response rates [RR; complete response (CR) + partial response (PR)] and the disease control rate [DCR; CR + PR + stable disease (SD)]...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527985/long-term-follow-up-and-impact-of-comorbidity-before-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-acute-myeloid-leukemia-lessons-learned-from-the-prospective-bridge-trial
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Jan Moritz Middeke, Regina Herbst, Stefani Parmentier, Gesine Bug, Mathias Hänel, Gernot Stuhler, Kerstin Schäfer-Eckart, Wolf Rösler, Stefan Klein, Wolfgang Bethge, Ulrich Bitz, Bozena Büttner, Holger Knoth, Nael Alakel, Markus Schaich, Anke Morgner, Michael Kramer, Katja Sockel, Malte von Bonin, Friedrich Stölzel, Uwe Platzbecker, Christoph Röllig, Christian Thiede, Gerhard Ehninger, Martin Bornhäuser, Johannes Schetelig
In patients with relapsed or refractory (r/r) acute myeloid leukemia (AML), allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is considered to be the only treatment providing long-term disease control. The BRIDGE trial studied the safety and efficacy of a clofarabine-based salvage therapy before HSCT in patients with r/r AML. Here, we report the long-term follow-up of this phase II multicenter trial and exploratory analyses on the impact of comorbidity on outcome. Eighty-four patients with a median age of 61 years (range, 40 to 75) were enrolled...
May 17, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453702/a-phase-2-randomized-double-blind-placebo-%C3%A2-controlled-study-of-chemo-immunotherapy-combination-using-motolimod-with-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-in-recurrent-or-persistent-ovarian-cancer-a-gynecologic-oncology-group-partners-study
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B J Monk, M F Brady, C Aghajanian, H A Lankes, T Rizack, J Leach, J M Fowler, R Higgins, P Hanjani, M Morgan, R Edwards, W Bradley, T Kolevska, P Foukas, E M Swisher, K S Anderson, R Gottardo, J K Bryan, M Newkirk, K L Manjarrez, R S Mannel, R M Hershberg, G Coukos
Background: A phase 2, randomized, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in women with recurrent epithelial ovarian carcinoma to evaluate the efficacy and safety of motolimod-a Toll-like receptor 8 (TLR8) agonist that stimulates robust innate immune responses-combined with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD), a chemotherapeutic that induces immunogenic cell death. Patients and methods: Women with ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal carcinoma were randomized 1 : 1 to receive PLD in combination with blinded motolimod or placebo...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447074/chidamide-tablets-hdac-inhibition-to-treat-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Y Xu, P Zhang, Y Liu
Chidamide is the first oral subtype-selective histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACI) approved in China as well as the first HDACI of the benzamide class approved for the treatment of relapsed and refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL). This review addresses detailed information regarding chidamide, including the mechanism of action, preclinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and metabolism, clinical studies and application, safety, drug interactions and ongoing clinical trials. Although twice-weekly chidamide monotherapy has been recommended based on the evidence from preclinical and clinical studies with tolerable toxicities, its clinical efficacy could be further increased by combination with multidrug chemotherapy or chemo-free regimens...
March 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384187/target-localization-of-3d-versus-4d-cone-beam-computed-tomography-in-lipiodol-guided-stereotactic-radiotherapy-of-hepatocellular-carcinomas
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Mark Chan, Chi Leung Chiang, Venus Lee, Steven Cheung, Ronnie Leung, Matthew Wong, Frankle Lee, Oliver Blanck
BACKGROUND: Aim of this study was to comparatively evaluate the accuracy of respiration-correlated (4D) and uncorrelated (3D) cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in localizing lipiodolized hepatocellular carcinomas during stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). METHODS: 4D-CBCT scans of eighteen HCCs were acquired during free-breathing SBRT following trans-arterial chemo-embolization (TACE) with lipiodol. Approximately 1320 x-ray projections per 4D-CBCT were collected and phase-sorted into ten bins...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342837/-malignant-cutaneous-adnexal-neoplasms-of-the-face-and-scalp-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-update
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M Romeu, J M Foletti, C Chossegros, J P Dales, P Berbis, B Cribier, L Guyot
INTRODUCTION: Malignant cutaneous adnexal neoplasms are rare and have been characterized only recently. They can occur at any age but preferentially in elderly. There are 3 of them: trichoblastic carcinoma, trichilemmal carcinoma and malignant pilomatricoma. The aim of our study was to make a diagnostic and therapeutic update about these tumors when located at the face or at the scalp. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A bibliographic research was made on PubMed using following keywords: appendage skin carcinoma AND pathology AND/OR therapeutic...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329738/transarterial-chemo-embolization-for-liver-metastases-in-patients-with-neuroendocrine-tumors
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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...
2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327944/a-phase-2-randomized-double-blind-placebo-%C3%A2-controlled-study-of-chemo-immunotherapy-combination-using-motolimod-with-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-in-recurrent-or-persistent-ovarian-cancer-a-gynecologic-oncology-group-partners-study
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B J Monk, M F Brady, C Aghajanian, H A Lankes, T Rizack, J Leach, J M Fowler, R Higgins, P Hanjani, M Morgan, R Edwards, W Bradley, T Kolevska, P Foukas, E Swisher, K S Anderson, R Gottardo, J K Bryan, M Newkirk, K L Manjarrez, R S Mannel, R M Hershberg, G Coukos
Background: A phase 2, randomized, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in women with recurrent epithelial ovarian carcinoma to evaluate the efficacy and safety of motolimod-a Toll-like receptor 8 (TLR8) agonist that stimulates robust innate immune responses-combined with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD), a chemotherapeutic that induces immunogenic cell death. Patients and methods: Women with ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal carcinoma were randomized 1 : 1 to receive PLD in combination with blinded motolimod or placebo...
February 21, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325266/stage-i-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-new-potential-option-for-stereotactic-ablative-radiation-therapy-a-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Filippo Alongi, Stefano Arcangeli, Berardino De Bari, Niccolò Giaj-Levra, Alba Fiorentino, Rosario Mazzola, Marco Trovò
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is relative rare histology in lung cancer patients. The standard treatment, in patients with an intra-thoracic disease, is represented by the use of concurrent chemo-radiotherapy; while patients with early SCLC stage, surgical resection could be recommended. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a recently introduced technique allowing the delivery of very high radiation doses to limited target volumes and it is considered the standard approach in the treatment of not operable stage I Non Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289863/a-phase-ii-study-of-reolysin-%C3%A2-pelareorep-in-combination-with-carboplatin-and-paclitaxel-for-patients-with-advanced-malignant-melanoma
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Devalingam Mahalingam, Christos Fountzilas, Jennifer Moseley, Nicole Noronha, Hue Tran, Romit Chakrabarty, Giovanni Selvaggi, Matthew Coffey, Brad Thompson, John Sarantopoulos
REOLYSIN(®) (pelareorep) is an investigational new drug, consisting of a live, replication-competent, Reovirus Type 3 Dearing strain in a proprietary formulation. Several preclinical and clinical trials with REOLYSIN(®) on a wide range of cancer indications have demonstrated antineoplastic activity on cells with activated RAS-signaling pathway. Furthermore, long-term survival benefits were evident in post-treatment patients indicating a potential antitumor immune response triggered by REOLYSIN(®). Numerous mono and/or combination therapy studies with the agent showed a consistent safety profile...
April 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280972/pemetrexed-monotherapy-for-chemo-na%C3%A3-ve-elderly-aged-%C3%A2-80-patients-with-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-results-from-combined-analysis-of-two-single-arm-phase-ii-studies-hanshin002-and-003
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Akito Hata, Nobuyuki Katakami, Yoshihiro Hattori, Kosuke Tanaka, Shiro Fujita, Yoshikazu Kotani, Takashi Nishimura, Fumio Imamura, Soichiro Yokota, Miyako Satouchi, Kazuya Monden, Kojiro Otsuka, Akihiro Nishiyama, Kazuya Tsubouchi, Toshihiko Kaneda, Hiroshige Yoshioka, Satoshi Morita, Shunichi Negoro
PURPOSE: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate via combined analysis the efficacy and safety of pemetrexed monotherapy for chemo-naïve elderly patients aged ≥80 with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: We conducted a combined analysis from two phase II studies of pemetrexed for chemo-naïve elderly (aged ≥75) (n = 47) and performance status 2 (n = 28) patients with advanced non-squamous NSCLC. Population aged ≥80 (80+ Group) was compared to those aged 70-79 (70's Group)...
April 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277833/capecitabine-in-locally-advanced-anal-cancer-do-we-need-randomised-evidence
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REVIEW
Li Chia Chong, Tabitha Healey, Tony Michele, Timothy J Price
Standard treatment for locally advanced anal cancer is chemoradiotherapy with mitomycin C and fluorouracil. However, infusional fluorouracil requires central venous catheter placement potentiating risk of infection and thrombosis. Capecitabine which is an oral tumor activated fluoropyrimidine carbamate is an established treatment alternative to infusional fluorouracil for patients with gastrointestinal cancers. Areas covered: This review examines and discusses the current evidence for substitution of Capecitabine for infusional fluorouracil in locally advanced anal cancer...
May 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273638/antimalarial-activity-and-safety-assessment-of-flueggea-virosa-leaves-and-its-major-constituent-with-special-emphasis-on-their-mode-of-action
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Shiv Vardan Singh, Ashan Manhas, Yogesh Kumar, Sonali Mishra, Karuna Shanker, Feroz Khan, Kumkum Srivastava, Anirban Pal
A clinical emergency stands due to the appearance of drug resistant Plasmodium strains necessitate novel and effective antimalarial chemotypes, where plants seem as the prime option, especially after the discovery of quinine and artemisinin. The present study was aimed towards bioprospecting leaves of Flueggea virosa for its antimalarial efficacy and active principles. Crude hydro-ethanolic extract along with solvent derived fractions were tested in vitro against Plasmodium falciparum CQ sensitive (3D7) and resistant (K1) strains, where all the fractions exhibited potential activity (IC50 values <10μg/mL) against both the strains...
May 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249824/a-new-construct-of-antibody-drug-conjugates-for-treatment-of-b-cell-non-hodgkin-s-lymphomas
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Libin Zhang, Yixin Fang, Jindřich Kopeček, Jiyuan Yang
The aim of this study was to develop a new class of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) with the potential to not only enhance treatment efficacy but also improve tolerability for patients with B-cell lymphomas. Classic ADCs consist of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) linked to drugs or toxins. They selectively deliver toxic moieties to tumor cells. As such, they greatly improve the therapeutic index compared to traditional chemotherapeutic agents. However, the therapeutic efficacy and safety of ADCs are dependent on linker stability and payload toxicity...
February 27, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219694/lenalidomide-maintenance-in-patients-with-relapsed-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-who-are-not-eligible-for-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-an-open-label-single-arm-multicentre-phase-2-trial
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Andrés J M Ferreri, Marianna Sassone, Francesco Zaja, Alessandro Re, Michele Spina, Alice Di Rocco, Alberto Fabbri, Caterina Stelitano, Maurizio Frezzato, Chiara Rusconi, Renato Zambello, Suzana Couto, Yan Ren, Annalisa Arcari, Giovanni Bertoldero, Alessandro Nonis, Lydia Scarfò, Teresa Calimeri, Caterina Cecchetti, Marianna Chiozzotto, Silvia Govi, Maurilio Ponzoni
BACKGROUND: Patients with relapsed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) not eligible for autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) or having relapse after ASCT have a low likelihood of cure. Single-drug maintenance after salvage therapy might be an attractive strategy to prolong survival in these patients. Lenalidomide is a suitable candidate for long-lasting maintenance as it is an oral drug, active against DLBCL that can be taken for years with an acceptable toxicity profile. We designed a study to investigate safety and efficacy of lenalidomide maintenance in patients with chemosensitive relapse of DLBCL not eligible for ASCT or having relapse after ASCT...
February 16, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214903/risks-and-benefits-of-multimodal-esophageal-cancer-treatments-a-meta-analysis
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Lei Sun, Fen Zhao, Yan Zeng, Cheng Yi
BACKGROUND Esophageal cancer has traditionally been associated with very poor outcomes. A number of therapies are available for the treatment and palliation of esophageal cancer, but little systematic evidence compares the efficacy of different treatment strategies. This meta-analysis aimed to investigate whether treatments in addition to radiotherapy could provide better efficacy and safety. MATERIAL AND METHODS We identified a total of 12 eligible studies with 18 study arms by searching PubMed, the Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and Clinical Trials...
February 19, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171697/endoscopic-ultrasonography-guided-tumor-ablation
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REVIEW
Sundeep Lakhtakia, Dong-Wan Seo
Real-time guidance of needle advancement has transformed endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) from a diagnostic to an interventional procedure. EUS-guided fine-needle puncture has application in various interventional procedures (drainage of pseudocyst, biliary intervention, and injection of drugs). Celiac plexus or ganglion neurolysis for pain control is the major current EUS-guided fine-needle injection procedure. Feasibility and safety to accurately position needle devices and/or inject under real-time EUS imaging with precise delivery of interventional agent have expanded the use of EUS to ablate tumors...
May 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155120/novel-glycoside-from-wedelia-calendulacea-inhibits-diethyl-nitrosamine-induced-renal-cancer-via-downregulating-the-cox-2-and-peg2-through-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Amita Verma, Bahar Ahmed, Firoz Anwar, Mahfoozur Rahman, Dinesh Kumar Patel, Gaurav Kaithwas, Ravi Rani, Prakash C Bhatt, Vikas Kumar
A new compound derivative of glycoside 19-α-hydroxy-ursolic acid glucoside (19-α-hydroxyurs-12(13)-ene-28-oic acid-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (HEG) was isolated from whole plant of Wedelia calendulacea (Compositae). The structure was elucidated and established by standard spectroscopy approaches. Diethylnitrosamine (DEN) (200 mg/kg) and ferric nitrilotriacetate (Fe-NTA) (9 mg/kg) were used for induction of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in the rats. The rats were further divided into different groups and were treated with HEG doses for 22 weeks...
February 2017: Inflammopharmacology
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