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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214653/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-followed-by-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-versus-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-alone-in-locoregionally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-a-phase-iii-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Su-Mei Cao, Qi Yang, Ling Guo, Hai-Qiang Mai, Hao-Yuan Mo, Ka-Jia Cao, Chao-Nan Qian, Chong Zhao, Yan-Qun Xiang, Xiu-Ping Zhang, Zhi-Xiong Lin, Wei-Xiong Li, Qing Liu, Fang Qiu, Rui Sun, Qiu-Yan Chen, Pei-Yu Huang, Dong-Hua Luo, Yi-Jun Hua, Yi-Shan Wu, Xing Lv, Lin Wang, Wei-Xiong Xia, Lin-Quan Tang, Yan-Fang Ye, Ming-Yuan Chen, Xiang Guo, Ming-Huang Hong
BACKGROUND: The role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) for locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is unclear. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of NACT followed by concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) versus CCRT alone in locoregionally advanced NPC. METHODS: Patients with stage III-IVB (excluding T3N0-1) NPC were randomly assigned to receive NACT followed by CCRT (investigational arm) or CCRT alone (control arm). Both arms were treated with 80 mg/m(2) cisplatin every 3 weeks concurrently with radiotherapy...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209443/continued-benefit-to-rectal-separation-for-prostate-radiation-therapy-final-results-of%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-phase-iii-trial
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Daniel A Hamstra, Neil Mariados, John Sylvester, Dhiren Shah, Lawrence Karsh, Richard Hudes, David Beyer, Steven Kurtzman, Jeffrey Bogart, R Alex Hsi, Michael Kos, Rodney Ellis, Mark Logsdon, Shawn Zimberg, Kevin Forsythe, Hong Zhang, Edward Soffen, Patrick Francke, Constantine Mantz, Peter Rossi, Theodore DeWeese, Stephanie Daignault-Newton, Benjamin W Fischer-Valuck, Anupama Chundury, Hiram Gay, Walter Bosch, Jeff Michalski
PURPOSE: SpaceOAR, a Food and Drug Administration-approved hydrogel intended to create a rectal-prostate space, was evaluated in a single-blind phase III trial of image guided intensity modulated radiation therapy. A total of 222 men were randomized 2:1 to the spacer or control group and received 79.2 Gy in 1.8-Gy fractions to the prostate with or without the seminal vesicles. The present study reports the final results with a median follow-up period of 3 years. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Cumulative (Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events, version 4...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209298/utidelone-plus-capecitabine-versus-capecitabine-alone-for-heavily-pretreated-metastatic-breast-cancer-refractory-to-anthracyclines-and-taxanes-a-multicentre-open-label-superiority-phase-3-randomised-controlled-trial
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Pin Zhang, Tao Sun, Qingyuan Zhang, Zhongyu Yuan, Zefei Jiang, Xiao Jia Wang, Shude Cui, Yuee Teng, Xi-Chun Hu, Junlan Yang, Hongming Pan, Zhongsheng Tong, Huiping Li, Qiang Yao, Yongsheng Wang, Yongmei Yin, Ping Sun, Hong Zheng, Jing Cheng, Jinsong Lu, Baochun Zhang, Cuizhi Geng, Jian Liu, Roujun Peng, Min Yan, Shaohua Zhang, Jian Huang, Li Tang, Rongguo Qiu, Binghe Xu
BACKGROUND: Utidelone, a genetically engineered epothilone analogue, has shown promise as a potential treatment for breast cancer in phase 1 and 2 trials. The aim of this phase 3 trial was to compare the efficacy and safety of utidelone plus capecitabine versus capecitabine alone in patients with metastatic breast cancer. METHODS: We did a multicentre, open-label, superiority, phase 3, randomised controlled trial in 26 hospitals in China. Eligible participants were female patients with metastatic breast cancer refractory to anthracycline and taxane chemotherapy regimens...
February 10, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203424/a-phase-iii-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-of-neo-adjuvant-chemotherapy-paclitaxel-plus-cisplatin-versus-surgery-alone-for-stage-iia-iiib-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yan Zheng, Yin Li, Xianben Liu, Ruixiang Zhang, Zongfei Wang, Haibo Sun, Shilei Liu
BACKGROUND: The survival benefits of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for esophagus squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains controversial. The surgical procedure was not well defined in NAC strategy, in past trials. The different surgical procedure and different levels of lymphadenectomy may decrease the survival benefits from NAC. The new chemotherapy regimen with paclitaxel is promising. The purpose of this study is to confirm the superiority of paclitaxel, cisplatin and McKeown esophagectomy with total two-field lymphadenectomy compared with surgery alone for ESCC...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202430/vespro-an-individual-patient-data-prospective-meta-analysis-of-selective-internal-radiation-therapy-versus-sorafenib-for-advanced-locally-advanced-or-recurrent-hepatocellular-carcinoma-of-the-sarah-and-sirvenib-trials
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Val Gebski, Emma Gibbs, Mihir Gandhi, Gilles Chatellier, Aurelia Dinut, Helena Pereira, Pierce Kh Chow, Valérie Vilgrain
BACKGROUND: Untreated advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has an overall poor prognosis. Currently there are 2 ongoing prospective randomized controlled trials that are evaluating the efficacy and safety of sorafenib and selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) with yttrium-90 resin microspheres in patients with advanced HCC. The SorAfenib versus Radioembolisation in Advanced Hepatocellular carcinoma (SARAH; 459 patients) trial is being performed in Europe and the SIRt VErsus SorafeNIB (SIRveNIB; 360 patients) trial in the Asia Pacific region...
February 15, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202000/safety-and-efficacy-of-lobaplatin-combined-with-5-fluorouracil-as-first-line-induction-chemotherapy-followed-by-lobaplatin-radiotherapy-in-locally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-preliminary-results-of-a-prospective-phase-ii-trial
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Liang-Ru Ke, Wei-Xiong Xia, Wen-Ze Qiu, Xin-Jun Huang, Jing Yang, Ya-Hui Yu, Hu Liang, Guo-Ying Liu, Yan-Fang Ye, Yan-Qun Xiang, Xiang Guo, Xing Lv
BACKGROUND: Due to improvements in imaging and radiological techniques as well as the use of chemotherapy, distant metastasis has become the predominant mode of treatment failure in patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (LA-NPC). Platinum-based systemic chemotherapy has shown survival benefits and is now the standard strategy for systemic therapy in patients with LA-NPC. Notably, the third-generation platinum reagent lobaplatin has shown anti-tumor effects in several solid tumors with lower incidences of gastrointestinal, hepatic and renal toxicity relative to other platinum drugs...
February 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199966/does-dual-her-2-blockade-treatment-increase-the-risk-of-severe-toxicities-of-special-interests-in-breast-cancer-patients-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Shuai Hao, Wuguo Tian, Bo Gao, Yan Jiang, Xiaohua Zhang, Shu Zhang, Lingji Guo, Jianjie Zhao, Gang Zhang, Chunyan Hu, Jie Yan, Donglin Luo
Although dual HER-2 blockade treatment could offer greater clinical efficacy in breast cancer, the risk of severe toxicities of special interest related to this combined regimen in breast cancer remained unknown. We systematically searched public databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane library) to identify relevant studies that comparing anti-HER2 monotherapy (lapatinib or trastuzumab or pertuzumab) with dual HER-2 blockade treatment (pertuzumab plus trastuzumab or trastuzumab plus lapatinib) in breast cancer...
February 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193214/impacts-of-a-navigation-program-based-on-health-information-technology-for-patients-receiving-oral-anticancer-therapy-the-capri-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chloé Gervès-Pinquié, Fatima Daumas-Yatim, Benoît Lalloué, Anne Girault, Marie Ferrua, Aude Fourcade, François Lemare, Mario Dipalma, Etienne Minvielle
BACKGROUND: The emergence of oral delivery in cancer therapeutics is expected to result in an increased need for better coordination between all treatment stakeholders, mainly to ensure adequate treatment delivery to the patient. There is significant interest in the nurse navigation program's potential to improve transitions of care by improving communication between treatment stakeholders and by providing personalized organizational assistance to patients. The use of health information technology is another strategy aimed at improving cancer care coordination that can be combined with the NN program to improve remote patient follow-up...
February 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190981/the-role-of-intraperitoneal-carboplatin-as-consalidation-chemotherapy-in-women-with-ovarian-carcinoma-report-of-our-experience-and-systematic-review
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Azamsadat Mousavi, Mojgan Karimi-Zarchi, Nadere Behtash, Mitra Modares-Gilani, Mahnaz Mokhtari-Gorgani, Nili Mehrdad, Mitra Rouhi, Pouria Yazdian Anari
BACKGROUND: Epithelial ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecology malignancy. The aim of this study was to assess the role of intraperitoneal chemotherapy with carboplatin, as a consolidative treatment, in reducing relapse and increasing survival of patients in advanced epithelial ovarian cancers, as well as evaluation of its toxicity. METHODS: This clinical trial was conducted on 30 patients with epithelial ovarian cancer in stages II-IV in Gynecology oncology department in Valiasr University Hospital, Tehran during 2005-2010...
December 2016: International Journal of Biomedical Science: IJBS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188016/concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-vs-radiotherapy-alone-in-locally-advanced-cervix-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Niloy Ranjan Datta, Emanuel Stutz, Michael Liu, Susanne Rogers, Dirk Klingbiel, Alexander Siebenhüner, Shalini Singh, Stephan Bodis
The efficacy of concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CTRT) in locally advanced cervix cancer (LACC, stages IIB-IVA) is contentious. This is due to the variable extent of therapeutic benefit reported in different randomized clinical trials and meta-analyses that usually include all stages of cervix cancer. A systematic review and meta-analysis was therefore conducted to evaluate the efficacy of concurrent CTRT over radiotherapy (RT) alone, predominantly in LACC for the key endpoints; complete response (CR), long-term loco-regional control (LRC), overall survival (OS), grade III/IV acute and late toxicities...
February 7, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186686/combined-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-therapy-and-one-way-endobronchial-valve-placement-in-patients-with-pulmonary-emphysema-a-phase-i-clinical-trial
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Hugo Goulart de Oliveira, Fernanda Ferreira Cruz, Mariana Alves Antunes, Amarilio Vieira de Macedo Neto, Guilherme Augusto Oliveira, Fabio Munhoz Svartman, Tamara Borgonovo, Carmen Lucia Kuniyoshi Rebelatto, Daniel J Weiss, Paulo Roberto Slud Brofman, Marcelo Marcos Morales, José Roberto Lapa E Silva, Patricia Rieken Macedo Rocco
One-way endobronchial valves (EBV) insertion to reduce pulmonary air trapping has been used as therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. However, local inflammation may result and can contribute to worsening of clinical status in these patients. We hypothesized that combined EBV insertion and intrabronchial administration of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) would decrease the inflammatory process, thus mitigating EBV complications in severe COPD patients. This initial study sought to investigate the safety of this approach...
December 9, 2016: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178599/the-targeted-eosinophil-lowering-effects-of-dexpramipexole-in-clinical-studies
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Steven I Dworetzky, Gregory T Hebrank, Donald G Archibald, Ian J Reynolds, Wildon Farwell, Michael E Bozik
Dexpramipexole, an orally bioavailable small molecule previously under clinical development in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, was observed during routine safety hematology monitoring to demonstrate pronounced, dose- and time-dependent eosinophil-lowering effects, with minor reductions on other leukocyte counts. Analysis of hematology lab values across two double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled clinical trials at total daily doses ranging from 50mg to 300mg demonstrated that dexpramipexole consistently and markedly lowered peripheral blood eosinophils...
January 16, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163000/peri-operative-chemotherapy-with-or-without-bevacizumab-in-operable-oesophagogastric-adenocarcinoma-uk-medical-research-council-st03-primary-analysis-results-of-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-phase-2-3-trial
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David Cunningham, Sally P Stenning, Elizabeth C Smyth, Alicia F Okines, William H Allum, Sam Rowley, Laura Stevenson, Heike I Grabsch, Derek Alderson, Thomas Crosby, S Michael Griffin, Wasat Mansoor, Fareeda Y Coxon, Stephen J Falk, Suzanne Darby, Kate A Sumpter, Jane M Blazeby, Ruth E Langley
BACKGROUND: Peri-operative chemotherapy and surgery is a standard of care for patients with resectable oesophagogastric adenocarcinoma. Bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody against VEGF, improves the proportion of patients responding to treatment in advanced gastric cancer. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of adding bevacizumab to peri-operative chemotherapy in patients with resectable gastric, oesophagogastric junction, or lower oesophageal adenocarcinoma. METHODS: In this multicentre, randomised, open-label phase 2-3 trial, we recruited patients aged 18 years and older with histologically proven, resectable oesophagogastric adenocarcinoma from 87 UK hospitals and cancer centres...
February 2, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160772/renal-safety-of-lithium-in-hiv-infected-patients-established-on-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-containing-antiretroviral-therapy-analysis-from-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Eric H Decloedt, Maia Lesosky, Gary Maartens, John A Joska
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of bipolar disorder in HIV-infected patients is higher than the general population. Lithium is the most effective mood stabiliser, while tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is frequently used as part of combination antiretroviral therapy (ART). Both TDF and lithium are associated with renal tubular toxicity, which could be additive, or a pharmacokinetic interaction may occur at renal transporters with a decrease in TDF elimination. OBJECTIVE: We report on the change in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) using the modification of diet in renal disease formula in participants who received ART including TDF and were enrolled in a 24 week randomised trial of lithium versus placebo in patients with HIV-associated neurocognitive impairment...
February 4, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160158/hypofractionated-whole-breast-radiotherapy-in-breast-conservation-for-early-stage-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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REVIEW
Luca F Valle, Surbhi Agarwal, Kathleen E Bickel, Haley A Herchek, David C Nalepinski, Nirav S Kapadia
PURPOSE: Breast conservation therapy (BCT) for early-stage breast cancer involves lumpectomy followed by whole breast radiotherapy, which can involve either standard fractionation (SRT) or accelerated fractionation (ART). This systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to determine whether any benefit exists for ART or SRT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched MEDLINE (1966-2014), all seven databases of the Cochrane Library (1968-2014), EMBASE (1974-2014), clinicaltrials...
February 3, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156643/pilot-study-of-minocycline-for-the-prevention-of-paclitaxel-associated-neuropathy-accru-ru221408i
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Travis J Dockter, Patricia J Zekan, Briant Fruth, Kathryn Jean Ruddy, Lauren E Ta, Todor Dentchev, Nguyet Le-Lindqwister, William M Sikov, Charles L Loprinzi
: 220 Background: Paclitaxel is associated with both an acute pain syndrome (P-APS) and chronic chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). Preliminary animal data suggest that minocycline may be effective for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicity. The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate the efficacy of minocycline for the prevention of CIPN and P-APS. METHODS: Patients with breast cancer were enrolled prior to initiating neoadjuvant or adjuvant weekly paclitaxel for 12 weeks...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156633/evaluation-of-the-palliative-benefit-and-toxicity-of-ra-223-treatment-of-men-with-hormone-refractory-prostate-cancer-in-a-community-setting
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Bide Xiong, Fang Liu, Elizabeth Garber, James Wheeler
: 225 Background: The ALSYMCA (Alpharadin in Symptomatic Prostate Cancer) trial was a phase III, placebo controlled, randomized trial in which 921 men with bone metastasis from hormone refractory prostate cancer (HRPC) were randomly assigned to receive radium-223 (Ra-223) or placebo. Ra-223 produced a 30% survival benefit, with a median survival of 14.9 months compared to 11.3 months for patients treated with a placebo, which led to FDA approval in 2013. METHODS: We identified through the nuclear medicine records 11 patients who started Ra-223 between March 15, 2013 and December 10, 2015...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156619/a-randomized-controlled-trial-rct-of-2-dose-ratios-for-conversion-from-parenteral-to-oral-methadone-in-patients-with-cancer-pain
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Josep Porta-Sales, Maria Nabal-Vicuña, Leyre Diez-Porres, Jaume Canal, Alberto Alonso-Babarro, Yolanda Vilches, Silvia Llorens, Mireia Sanllorente, Silvia Perez-Pujol, Eduardo Bruera
: 206 Background: Methadone (M) is frequently used for severe cancer pain using the parenteral and oral route. The most commonly used dose ratio (DR) parenteral: oral is 1:2. However, methadone is highly bioavailable and a lower ratio might result in similar analgesia with less toxicity. The main objective of this RCT is to compare success and side effects with 2 ratios of parenteral to oral M: 1:2 vs 1:1.2 in hospitalized patients with cancer pain. METHODS: Inpatients with cancer pain well controlled with parenteral M requiring rotation to the oral route...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156612/effects-of-high-dose-asian-ginseng-panax-ginseng-to-improve-cancer-related-fatigue-results-of-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nizar M Tannir, Janet L Williams, Kenneth R Hess, Susan Frisbee-Hume, Helen L House, Frank V Fossella, Zita Dubauskas Lim, Gabriel Lopez, Akhila Sunkepally Reddy, Ahsan Azhar, Angelique Wong, Sunil M Patel, Ahmed Omar Kaseb, Wen-Jen Hwu, Zhanni Lu, Lorenzo Cohen, Eduardo Bruera
: 209 Background: Cancer related fatigue (CRF) is the most common and disabling symptom in cancer.Panax ginseng extract (PG) is frequently used as a nutraceutical treatment for fatigue. There are no well-powered placebo-controlled trials that used validated CRF outcome measures to investigate of PG effects in cancer patients. The primary objective of this trial was to evaluate the effects oral PG versus Placebo (PL) for CRF. METHODS: Patients with cancer fatigue ≥ 4/10 on Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS) were eligible...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156548/inpatient-integrated-palliative-and-transplant-care-to-improve-family-caregiver-fc-outcomes-of-patients-hospitalized-for-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-hct
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Thomas William LeBlanc, Lara Traeger, Joseph A Greer, William F Pirl, Vicki A Jackson, Jason Telles, Alison Rhodes, Yi-Bin Albert Chen, Jennifer S Temel, Areej El-Jawahri
: 235 Background: As their loved ones struggle physically and psychologically with transplant toxicities, FCs of patients undergoing HCT experience substantial distress. We assessed the impact of an inpatient palliative care intervention on FC quality of life (QOL) and mood during their loved ones' HCT hospitalization. METHODS: We conducted a randomized trial of inpatient palliative care integrated with transplant care versus transplant care alone for patients hospitalized for HCT and their FCs...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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