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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341958/randomized-phase-ii-study-comparing-weekly-docetaxel-cisplatin-vs-gemcitabine-cisplatin-in-elderly-or-poor-performance-status-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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JoungSoon Jang, Hoon-Kyo Kim, Byoung Chul Cho, Kyung Hee Lee, Hwan-Jung Yun, In Sook Woo, Hong Suk Song, Hun-Mo Ryoo, Chi-Hong Kim, Der-Sheng Sun, Jong Wook Shin
BACKGROUND: Docetaxel/cisplatin (DP) and gemcitabine/cisplatin (GP) are standard treatment regimens for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In spite of potent efficacy, the conventional 1-day DP is regarded as having more toxicity as compared with GP. There is increasing interest in a biweekly split administration of DP to reduce its toxicity. Hypothesis was that first-line biweekly DP is as safe as GP in the elderly or poor performance status (PS) patients. METHODS: Chemotherapy-naïve patients with advanced NSCLC (IIIB/IV) who were elderly (65<) or PS (ECOG 2) were randomized to DP or GP arm by balancing for ECOG (0-1 vs...
March 24, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326834/thoracic-radiation-therapy-could-give-survival-benefit-to-elderly-patients-with-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Changchun An, Wang Jing, Yan Zhang, Sujing Liu, Haiyong Wang, Kunli Zhu, Li Kong, Hongbo Guo, Hui Zhu
AIM: To evaluate the effect of thoracic radiation therapy (TRT) in elderly patients (aged ≥65 years) with extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC). PATIENTS & METHODS: This study reviewed the records of 118 elderly patients with ES-SCLC (all with distant metastasis) through January 2006-December 2013. The patients were divided into either a chemotherapy (ChT)/TRT-combination group or a ChT-alone group. RESULTS: The median survival time and 3-year overall survival rates in the ChT/TRT group were significantly higher than those in the ChT-alone group (17...
February 24, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296721/single-pemetrexed-is-noninferior-to-platinum-based-pemetrexed-doublet-as-first-line-treatment-on-elderly-chinese-patients-with-advanced-nonsquamous-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Xiaolin Pu, Wei Li, Binbin Lu, Zhaoxia Wang, Min Yang, Weifei Fan, Lijuan Meng, Zhigang Lv, Yuchun Xie, Jun Wang
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the clinical efficacy and toxicity of single pemetrexed treatment compared with platinum-based pemetrexed doublet pemetrexed-based as first-line treatment for advanced nonsquamous nonsmall cell lung cancer (NS-NSCLC) in elderly Chinese patients. METHODS: The study retrospectively reviewed 175 elderly Chinese patients with NS-NSCLC from June 2010 to September 2013: 90 patients received single pemetrexed treatment, 45 received pemetrexed plus oxaliplatin, and 40 received pemetrexed plus carboplatin...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276698/the-role-of-checkpoint-inhibitors-immunotherapy-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-elderly
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Assunta Sgambato, Francesca Casaluce, Cesare Gridelli
Immune checkpoint inhibition is a novel treatment modality that has brought a new hope to patients with advanced NSCLC. Several molecules targeting cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA4) or programmed cell death 1 receptor/programmed death ligand-1 (PD1/PD-L1) pathways are under evaluation in NSCLC and three of them are currently approved: nivolumab and atezolizumab for advanced NSCLC after prior chemotherapy and pembrolizumab for advanced NSCLC expressing PD-L1 ≥ 1% after at least one prior chemotherapy regimen and > 50% as a first-line response...
February 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191295/small-cell-carcinoma-of-the-prostate-in-an-elderly-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Dale Alan Whitaker, Daniel H Miller, Niveditha Jagadesh, Gerald W Strong, Lauren Hintenlang, William B Schenk, Gregory A Broderick, Katherine S Tzou, Steven J Buskirk
Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy of men in the United States. Small-cell carcinoma (SCC), which typically presents as an aggressive lung malignancy, is a rare diagnosis within the setting of prostate cancer pathology. Due to its limited prevalence, little information regarding the treatment and prognosis of this disease in large populations is available. To date our current knowledge base is largely limited to case reports and retrospective case reviews. The mainstay of treatment for this particular histology most often involves a multimodality approach utilizing chemotherapy in conjunction with radiation therapy, androgen deprivation therapy, or prostatectomy...
November 17, 2016: Rare Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168322/radical-hypo-fractionated-radiotherapy-with-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-in-lung-cancer-a-retrospective-study-of-elderly-patients-with-stage%C3%A2-iii-disease
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D Franceschini, F De Rose, L Cozzi, P Navarria, E Clerici, C Franzese, T Comito, A Tozzi, C Iftode, G D'Agostino, M Sorsetti
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to analyse the feasibility and acute toxicity of radical hypo-fractionated radiotherapy (RT) for elderly patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective evaluation of treatment with volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) of elderly patients affected by stage III inoperable NSCLC. The dose prescription was 56 Gy in 20 fractions, 55 Gy in 22 fractions, or 50 Gy in 20 fractions...
February 6, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161553/lower-incidence-of-esophagitis-in-the-elderly-undergoing-definitive-radiation-therapy-for-lung-cancer
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Payal D Soni, Philip S Boonstra, Matthew J Schipper, Latifa Bazzi, Robert T Dess, Martha M Matuszak, Feng-Ming Kong, James A Hayman, Randall K Ten Haken, Theodore S Lawrence, Gregory P Kalemkerian, Shruti Jolly
INTRODUCTION: Most patients with lung cancer are elderly and poorly represented in randomized clinical trials. They are often undertreated because of concerns about their ability to tolerate aggressive treatment. We tested the hypothesis that elderly patients undergoing definitive lung radiation might tolerate treatment differently than younger patients. METHODS: A total of 125 patients who underwent definitive lung radiotherapy were identified from a prospective institutional database (University of Michigan cohort)...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156495/palliative-care-and-health-care-utilization-at-the-end-of-life
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Wendi G LeBrett, Rayna Matsuno, Lindsay Hwang, Isabel Boero, Eric Roeland, Heidi Yeung, James Don Murphy
152 Background: Palliative care's role in oncology has expanded, but its impact on aggressiveness of care at the end of life has not been characterized at the population level. METHODS: This matched retrospective cohort study examined the effect of an encounter with palliative care on healthcare utilization at the end of life among 6,580 Medicare beneficiaries with advanced prostate, breast, lung, or colorectal cancer. We compared healthcare utilization before and after palliative care consultation to a matched non-palliative care cohort...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156492/food-as-medicine-a-randomized-controlled-trial-rct-of-home-delivered-medically-tailored-meals-hdmtm-on-quality-of-life-qol-in-metastatic-lung-and-non-colorectal-gi-cancer-patients
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Raymond Mailhot Vega, Lisa Zullig, Alissa Wassung, Dorella Walters, Noah Berland, Kevin Lee Du, Jiyoung Ahn, Cynthia G Leichman, Deirdre Jill Cohen, Ping Gu, Abraham Chachoua, Lawrence P Leichman, Karen Pearl, Peter B Schiff
155 Background: Malnutrition incidence in cancer approaches 85%, disproportionately burdening those with lung, GI, and advanced stage cancers. Malnourished patients have impaired chemotherapy response, shorter survival, longer hospital stays, and decreased QoL. Home delivered meals are nutritional interventions that improve patient well-being, nutrition, and lower healthcare costs in the elderly but have not been studied as an intervention in cancer patients. HDMTM are nutritionist prescribed home delivered meals tailored to patient's symptoms, co-morbidities, and health needs...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117221/comparative-effectiveness-and-resource-usage-in-patients-receiving-first-line-taxane-based-chemotherapy-for-stage-iv-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-a-us-community-oncology-setting
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Jared Weiss, Rex W Force, Brook A Pugmire, Teri Peterson, Claudio Faria, Sandra Margunato-Debay, Manish B Patel
BACKGROUND: Weekly (qw) nanoparticle albumin-bound (nab)-paclitaxel was approved for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer based on the results from a phase III trial in which nab-paclitaxel/carboplatin demonstrated a significantly greater response rate compared with paclitaxel/carboplatin every 3 weeks (q3w). Little information exists on relative real-world results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present retrospective study used data from a national electronic medical record database...
December 22, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920688/complete-and-sustained-response-with-a-doublet-chemotherapy-protocol-in-an-81-year-old-patient-with-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Taynah Cascaes Puty, Gabriel S A Brito, Mariana S Dias, Henrique C Miranda, Juliana R Chaves, Heryvelton L Freitas, Luís E W Carvalho
Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) entails an overall 5-year survival of approximately 25%. The choice of therapy is influenced by expression of the HER2 gene and hormone receptors, by a disease-free interval, and by age. The use of paclitaxel combined with gemcitabine (doublet protocol) has shown efficacy as first-line treatment for MBC in either initial or maintenance therapy when compared to monotherapy with paclitaxel. There is evidence showing that the doublet protocol is a good alternative to maintenance therapy in women under 50 years old...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901246/chemotherapy-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-elderly-population
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Fábio Nasser Santos, Tiago Biachi de Castria, Marcelo Rocha Souza Cruz, Rachel Riera
BACKGROUND: Approximately 50% of patients with newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are over 70 years of age at diagnosis. Despite this fact, these patients are underrepresented in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). As a consequence, the most appropriate regimens for these patients are controversial, and the role of single-agent or combination therapy is unclear. In this setting, a critical systematic review of RCTs in this group of patients is warranted. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of different cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens for previously untreated elderly patients with advanced (stage IIIB and IV) NSCLC...
September 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890894/clinical-complete-response-from-chemotherapy-in-an-elderly-patient-with-metastatic-gastric-cancer-a-case-report
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Tetsuro Kawagoe, Yuta Maruki, Hiroyuki Nagoya, Yuki Kosugi, Teppei Akimoto, Hiroshi Yamawaki, Yasuhiro Kodaka, Mayumi Shimpuku, Nobue Ueki, Seiji Futagami, Kazumasa Miyake, Katsuhiko Iwakiri
An 81-year-old man was admitted with upper abdominal pain and weight loss. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a large tumor located from the gastric angle to the body. Histological analysis of a biopsy revealed a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma. Computed tomography revealed metastases in the liver and lung and the patient was subsequently diagnosed with metastatic advanced gastric cancer. He was treated with chemotherapy using S-1 (80 mg/m(2)) and cisplatin (CDDP) (60 mg/m(2)). Twenty-two months after chemotherapy, the gastric tumor, and the nodules in the liver and lung, had disappeared...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886859/tolerability-and-efficacy-of-afatinib-at-a-low-starting-dosage-in-10-elderly-or-low-performance-status-patients-with-advanced-refractory-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Kosuke Kashiwabara, Hiroshi Semba, Shinji Fujii, Shinsuke Tsumura
BACKGROUND: Whether a full dosage of afatinib is tolerable and effective for elderly or low performance status (PS) patients with advanced refractory non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is unclear. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the tolerability and efficacy of afatinib in 10 patients (the majority elderly) with a low PS score (2 or 3), who had advanced refractory adenocarcinoma and were carrying active epidermal growth factor receptor mutations. Afatinib was administered at a starting dosage of 20 or 30mg/day, followed by 10mg increases in dose up to a maximum dosage of 40mg/day...
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798905/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-in-octogenarians-in-clinical-practice
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Hirsh Koyi, Gunnar Hillerdal, Karl-Gustav Kölbeck, Daniel Brodin, Per Liv, Eva Brandén
BACKGROUND/AIM: Globally, an increasing proportion of cancer patients are aged >65 years and many are aged >70 years. Treatment of the elderly with lung cancer has, therefore, become an important issue. We performed a retrospective study of our patients to demonstrate how octogenarians with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are treated in real-life clinical practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study of all elderly (≥80 years) patients with NSCLC referred to the Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Karolinska Hospital, Sweden, 2003-2010, and followed until June, 2016...
2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760597/-clinicopathologic-characteristics-of-the-patients-in-the-elderly-lung-carcinoma
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Jie Chen, Xuezhi Hao, Fang Cheng, Tongtong Zhang, Puyuan Xing, Junling Li
BACKGROUND: As the prevalence of tobacco and the aging of the population, the incidence of lung cancer in the elderly rises. However, few elderly patients (older than 70 years old) with lung squamous cell carcinoma were involved into the clinical trials, which offered insufficient clinical evidence for these patients. Lung squamous cell carcinoma patients older than 80 years old were included in our study to analyze the clinical characteristics, treatment and prognostic factors, and to explore the optimal treatment choices for these patients...
October 20, 2016: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755823/clinical-impact-of-post-progression-survival-on-overall-survival-in-elderly-patients-with-extensive-disease-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
Hisao Imai, Keita Mori, Nodoka Watase, Toshifumi Kazama, Sakae Fujimoto, Kyoichi Kaira, Masanobu Yamada, Koichi Minato
BACKGROUND: The effects of first-line chemotherapy on overall survival (OS) might be confounded by subsequent therapies in patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). Therefore, the objective of our study was to determine the relationships between progression-free survival (PFS) or post-progression survival (PPS) and OS after first-line chemotherapy in elderly patients with extensive disease-SCLC (ED-SCLC), using individual level data. METHODS: Between July 1998 and December 2014, we analyzed 57 cases of elderly patients with ED-SCLC who were treated with carboplatin and etoposide as first-line chemotherapy...
November 2016: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27674769/radiation-therapy-and-chemotherapy-results-in-elderly-patients-with-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-turkish-thoracic-radiation-oncology-group-study
#18
S Akyurek, B S Ozdemir, F Sert, D Yalman, G Yavas, M Cengiz, H Bakkal, A Yoney, K Kose
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630826/treatment-of-elderly-patients-with-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck
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REVIEW
Petr Szturz, Jan B Vermorken
The demographics of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) is marked by a growing number of patients aged 65 and over, which is in line with global projections for other cancer types. In developed countries, more than half of new SCCHN cases are diagnosed in older people, and in 15 years from now, the proportion is expected to rise by more than 10%. Still, a high-level evidence-based consensus to guide the clinical decision process is strikingly lacking. The available data from retrospective studies and subset analyses of prospective trials suffer from a considerable underrepresentation of senior participants...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619939/postoperative-complications-and-long-term-survival-after-complex-cancer-resection
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Hari Nathan, Huiying Yin, Sandra L Wong
BACKGROUND: Recent attention has focused on the ability to rescue patients from postoperative complications and prevent short-term mortality. However, it is unknown whether patients rescued from complications after complex cancer resections have long-term survival outcomes similar to those of patients without complications. METHODS: From 2005 to 2009 Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare data, the study identified elderly patients who underwent resection for cancers of the esophagus, lung, or pancreas...
September 12, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
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