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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544923/unfavorable-prognostic-role-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-hormone-receptor-positive-her2-negative-metastatic-breast-cancer-treated-with-metronomic-chemotherapy
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Emilia Montagna, Andrea Vingiani, Patrick Maisonneuve, Giuseppe Cancello, Federica Contaldo, Giancarlo Pruneri, Marco Colleoni
BACKGROUND: High levels of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in primary triple negative and HER2-positive breast cancer (BC) have been associated with an improved patients' outcome. The role of TILs in Luminal (hormone receptor positive and HER2 negative) tumors remains to be elucidated. Moreover, the association between TILs and prognosis in the metastatic setting is still unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated the relationship between TILs and time to progression (TTP) in metastatic BC patients enrolled in a prospective phase II trial of metronomic chemotherapy, that used cyclophosphamide 50 mg daily, capecitabine 500 mg thrice daily and vinorelbine 40 mg orally three times a week (VEX combination)...
May 22, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536279/the-damaging-effect-of-passenger-mutations-on-cancer-progression
#2
Christopher McFarland, Julia A Yaglom, Jonathan W Wojtkowiak, Jacob Scott, David L Morse, Michael Y Sherman, Leonid Mirny
Genomic instability and high mutation rates cause cancer to acquire numerous mutations and chromosomal alterations during its somatic evolution, most are termed passengers because they do not confer cancer phenotypes. Evolutionary simulations and cancer genomic studies suggest that mildly deleterious passengers accumulate and can collectively slow cancer progression. Clinical data also suggest an association between passenger load and response to therapeutics, yet no causal link between the effects of passengers and cancer progression has been established...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534250/advancing-immunotherapy-in-metastatic-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Mariam Mansour, Zhi Ling Teo, Stephen J Luen, Sherene Loi
Despite many advances in the treatment of breast cancer, the development of metastatic disease remains an incurable and frequent cause of cancer death for women worldwide. An improved understanding of the role of host immunosurveillance in modulating breast cancer disease biology, as well as impressive survival benefits seen to checkpoint blockade in other malignancies have provided great hope for an expanding role of immunotherapies in breast cancer management. While these novel therapies are currently being investigated in clinical trials, signals of efficacy, and tolerability in early phase studies suggest these will eventually make their way into standard practice algorithms...
June 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533475/first-line-palliative-her2-targeted-therapy-in-her2-positive-metastatic-breast-cancer-is-less-effective-after-previous-adjuvant-trastuzumab-based-therapy
#4
Hánah N Rier, Mark-David Levin, Joost van Rosmalen, Monique M E M Bos, Jan C Drooger, Paul de Jong, Johanneke E A Portielje, Elisabeth M P Elsten, Albert-Jan Ten Tije, Stefan Sleijfer, Agnes Jager
BACKGROUND: Survival of patients with human epidermal growth receptor 2 (HER2)-positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC) has improved dramatically since trastuzumab has become available, although the disease eventually progresses in most patients. This study investigates the outcome (overall survival [OS] and time to next treatment [TNT]) in MBC patients pretreated with trastuzumab in the adjuvant setting (TP-group) compared with trastuzumab-naïve patients (TN-group) in order to investigate the possibility of trastuzumab resistance...
May 22, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533223/monarch-1-a-phase-2-study-of-abemaciclib-a-cdk4-and-cdk6-inhibitor-as-a-single-agent-in-patients-with-refractory-hr-her2-metastatic-breast-cancer
#5
Maura N Dickler, Sara Tolaney, Hope S Rugo, Javier Cortés, Veronique Dieras, Debra A Patt, Hans Wildiers, Clifford A Hudis, Joyce A O'Shaughnessy, Esther Zamora, Denise Yardley, Martin Frenzel, Andrew G Koustenis, José Baselga
<br />The phase 2 MONARCH 1 study was designed to evaluate the single-agent activity and adverse event (AE) profile of abemaciclib, a selective inhibitor of CDK4 and CDK6, in women with refractory hormone receptor positive (HR+), HER2- metastatic breast cancer (MBC). <br /><br />Experimental Design: <br />MONARCH 1 was a phase 2 single arm open-label study. Women with HR+/HER2- MBC who had progressed on or after prior endocrine therapy and had 1 or 2 chemotherapy regimens in the metastatic setting were eligible...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529637/role-of-the-cxcl8-cxcr1-2-axis-in-cancer-and-inflammatory-diseases
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REVIEW
Helen Ha, Bikash Debnath, Nouri Neamati
The chemokine receptors CXCR1/2 and their ligand CXCL8 are essential for the activation and trafficking of inflammatory mediators as well as tumor progression and metastasis. The CXCL8-CXCR1/2 signaling axis is involved in the pathogenesis of several diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), asthma, cystic fibrosis and cancer. Interaction between CXCL8 secreted by select cancer cells and CXCR1/2 in the tumor microenvironment is critical for cancer progression and metastasis. The CXCL8-CXCR1/2 axis may play an important role in tumor progression and metastasis by regulating cancer stem cell (CSC) proliferation and self-renewal...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529342/circulating-tumor-cells-and-serum-levels-of-mmp-2-mmp-9-and-vegf-as-markers-of-the-metastatic-process-in-patients-with-high-risk-of-metastatic-progression
#7
Marketa Skerenova, Veronika Mikulova, Otakar Capoun, Tomas Zima, Petra Tesarova
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Metastases are a severe complication in cancer patients and biomarkers predicting their progression are still lacking for specific groups of patients. HER2 positive breast cancer (HER2 BC) patients on trastuzumab therapy are at risk of the development of unpredictable and often fatal central nervous system (CNS) metastases and castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) patients urgently need a marker of disease progression during therapy. Proposed metastatic markers: circulating tumor cells (CTC), serum levels of matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2), 9 (MMP-9) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) were prospectively studied to confirm their utility in these two narrowly defined groups of cancer patients...
May 16, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526992/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-emt-in-metastatic-breast-cancer-in-omani-women
#8
Ritu Lakhtakia, Adil Aljarrah, Muhammad Furrukh, Shyam S Ganguly
Breast cancer (BC) in Oman affects younger women and has a more aggressive course. Clinical and biological variables like age, pregnancy, tumor size, type, grade, receptor expression and proliferation predict disease aggression but there is no direct predictor of metastasis except lymphovascular invasion. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is characterized by epithelial cells losing epithelial and acquiring mesenchymal morpho-immunophenotypic characteristics. In tumors, EMT-like transitions may signify a metastatic phenotype and have features in common with cancer stem cells (CSC) which show resistance to chemotherapy...
May 19, 2017: Cancer Microenvironment: Official Journal of the International Cancer Microenvironment Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526536/trastuzumab-emtansine-versus-capecitabine-plus-lapatinib-in-patients-with-previously-treated-her2-positive-advanced-breast-cancer-emilia-a-descriptive-analysis-of-final-overall-survival-results-from-a-randomised-open-label-phase-3-trial
#9
Véronique Diéras, David Miles, Sunil Verma, Mark Pegram, Manfred Welslau, José Baselga, Ian E Krop, Kim Blackwell, Silke Hoersch, Jin Xu, Marjorie Green, Luca Gianni
BACKGROUND: The antibody-drug conjugate trastuzumab emtansine is indicated for the treatment of patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer previously treated with trastuzumab and a taxane. Approval of this drug was based on progression-free survival and interim overall survival data from the phase 3 EMILIA study. In this report, we present a descriptive analysis of the final overall survival data from that trial. METHODS: EMILIA was a randomised, international, open-label, phase 3 study of men and women aged 18 years or older with HER2-positive unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer previously treated with trastuzumab and a taxane...
May 16, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526012/the-pregnancy-and-fertility-prefer-study-an-italian-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study-on-fertility-preservation-and-pregnancy-issues-in-young-breast-cancer-patients
#10
Matteo Lambertini, Paola Anserini, Valeria Fontana, Francesca Poggio, Giuseppina Iacono, Annalisa Abate, Alessia Levaggi, Loredana Miglietta, Claudia Bighin, Sara Giraudi, Alessia D'Alonzo, Eva Blondeaux, Davide Buffi, Francesco Campone, Domenico F Merlo, Lucia Del Mastro
BACKGROUND: Fertility and pregnancy issues are of key importance for young breast cancer patients. Despite several advances in the field, there are still multiple unmet needs and barriers in discussing and dealing with these concerns. To address the significant challenges related to fertility and pregnancy issues, the PREgnancy and FERtility (PREFER) study was developed as a national comprehensive program aiming to optimize care and improve knowledge around these topics. METHODS: The PREFER study is a prospective cohort study conducted across several Italian institution affiliated with the Gruppo Italiano Mammella (GIM) group evaluating patterns of care and clinical outcomes of young breast cancer patients dealing with fertility and pregnancy issues...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524711/the-will-to-live-breast-cancer-patients-perceptions-of-palliative-chemotherapy
#11
Jenny Bergqvist, Peter Strang
BACKGROUND: For women with metastatic breast cancer, late lines of chemotherapy might be beneficial but also harmful. Ongoing chemotherapy late in life increase the risk of late or absent discussions of palliative care and access to symptom relief by other options than chemotherapy. Our aim was, therefore, to investigate breast cancer patients' motives, perceptions, and experiences of late lines of palliative oncologic treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A qualitative study with semi-guided face-to-face interviews with 20 women on at least their second line of palliative chemotherapy (second-eighth line)...
May 19, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512046/risk-factors-for-preoperative-seizures-and-loss-of-seizure-control-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-metastatic-brain-tumors
#12
Adela Wu, Jon D Weingart, Gary L Gallia, Michael Lim, Henry Brem, Chetan Bettegowda, Kaisorn L Chaichana
OBJECTIVE: Metastatic brain tumors are the most common brain tumors in adults. Patients with metastatic brain tumors have poor prognoses with median survival of 6-12 months. Seizures are a major presenting symptom and cause of morbidity and mortality. Risk factors for the onset of preoperative seizures and postoperative seizure control are examined. METHODS: Adult patients who underwent resection of one or more brain metastases at a single institution between 1998 and 2011 were retrospectively reviewed...
May 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507762/circulating-tumor-cell-clusters-associated-gene-plakoglobin-is-a-significant-prognostic-predictor-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
#13
Wataru Goto, Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Yuka Asano, Koji Takada, Katsuyuki Takahashi, Takaharu Hatano, Tsutomu Takashima, Shuhei Tomita, Hisashi Motomura, Masahiko Ohsawa, Kosei Hirakawa, Masaichi Ohira
BACKGROUND: Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are linked to metastatic relapse and are regarded as a prognostic marker for human cancer. High expression of plakoglobin, a cell adhesion protein, within the primary tumor is positively associated with CTC clusters in breast cancer. In this study, we investigated the correlation between plakoglobin expression and survival of breast cancer. METHODS: We evaluated 121 breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
2017: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489980/practical-approach-to-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#14
Vijayakrishna K Gadi, Nancy E Davidson
Triple negative is a term applied to breast cancers that do not meaningfully express the estrogen or progesterone hormone receptors or overexpress the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 tyrosine kinase. At present, the only proven method for systemic management of triple-negative breast cancer for both early-stage and metastatic settings is cytotoxic chemotherapy. Here, we provide a comprehensive review of management strategies that are best supported by available data. We also review recent advances most likely to affect treatment of triple-negative breast cancer in the coming years with particular emphasis on targeted agents, biologics, and immunotherapy...
May 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488143/methodology-of-phase-ii-clinical-trials-in-metastatic-elderly-breast-cancer-a-literature-review
#15
REVIEW
B Cabarrou, L Mourey, F Dalenc, L Balardy, D Kanoun, H Roché, J M Boher, M E Rougé-Bugat, Thomas Filleron
PURPOSE: As the incidence of invasive breast cancer will increase with age, the number of elderly patients with a diagnosis metastatic breast cancer will also rise. But the use of cytotoxic drugs in elderly metastatic breast cancer patients is not systematic and is dreaded by medical oncologists. The need for prospective oncologic data from this population seems increasingly obvious. The main objective of this review is to investigate design and characteristics of phase II trials that assess activity and feasibility of chemotherapies in elderly advanced/metastatic breast cancer patients...
May 9, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487252/capecitabine-induced-acute-toxic-leukoencephalopathy
#16
M Obadia, D Leclercq, Johanna Wasserman, D Galanaud, D Dormont, M Sahli-Amor, Dimitri Psimaras, N Pyatigorskaya, B Law-Ye
A 45-year-old woman was treated by Capecitabine (Xeloda(®)) during 6days for breast cancer with metastatic bone lesions when she presented with nausea, headaches, muscle cramps, dysarthria and swallowing disorders. A stroke was first suspected. Brain CT was normal. MRI showed bilateral and symmetric high signal intensities of deep white matter, corpus callosum and corticospinal tracts on diffusion-weighted imaging and T2 fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) sequence, similar to 5-FU acute leukoencephalopathy...
May 6, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481705/breast-reconstruction-with-postmastectomy-radiation-choices-and-tradeoffs
#17
Matthew M Poppe, Jayant P Agarwal
The Oncology Grand Rounds series is designed to place original reports published in the Journal into clinical context. A case presentation is followed by a description of diagnostic and management challenges, a review of the relevant literature, and a summary of the authors' suggested management approaches. The goal of this series is to help readers better understand how to apply the results of key studies, including those published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, to patients seen in their own clinical practice...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481188/eribulin-long-term-response-and-rechallenge-report-of-two-clinical-cases
#18
Elena Barbieri, Daniela Rubino, Rossella Hakim, Angela Fini, Manuela Lenzi, Claudio Zamagni
The antimitotic agent eribulin, a synthetic analog of halichondrin B isolated from a marine sponge, resulted particularly effective in improving the overall survival of heavily pretreated metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients in randomized Phase III clinical trials and real-life studies. However, only scant information is available on the clinical experiences of patients who underwent long-lasting eribulin treatment followed by a rechallenge. Here we presented two cases of MBC women previously treated with several lines of chemotherapy and hormonal therapies, who underwent long-lasting treatment and rechallenge with eribulin, showing a partial response in both periods...
April 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481187/eribulin-rapidly-reduces-the-aggressiveness-of-second-primary-breast-cancer-a-case-report
#19
Isacco Falco, Silvia Stragliotto
The cytotoxic agent, eribulin represents a new standard of care in the treatment of heavily pretreated metastatic breast cancer patients. Here, we describe our experience with eribulin in a patient with a controlled primary breast cancer, who showed an aggressive recurrence of the primary tumor, including metastatic disease. Treatment management of the second primary tumor included six lines of chemotherapy and three lines of hormonal therapy, including eribulin as sixth line among all chemotherapies received...
April 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481185/eribulin-across-multiple-lines-of-chemotherapy-a-retrospective-study-on-quality-of-life-and-efficacy-in-metastatic-breast-cancer-patients
#20
Erica Quaquarini, Federico Sottotetti, Daniela D'Ambrosio, Alberto Malovini, Stefania Morganti, Arianna Marinello, Lorenzo Pavesi, Mara Frascaroli
This study evaluates efficacy, tolerability and health-related quality of life of eribulin in patients with metastatic breast cancer. Predictive and/or prognostic factors of outcome were also analyzed. Among 44 women receiving eribulin mesylate, one patient had a complete response, 22.7% a partial response and 25% a stable disease. Median overall survival and median progression-free survival were 11.8 and 4.5 months, respectively. Treatment was well tolerated; the most frequent adverse events were neutropenia (52%), leukopenia (50%), fatigue (38%) and alopecia (40%)...
April 2017: Future Oncology
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