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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345833/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-low-dose-versus-conventional-dose-chemotherapy-for-malignant-tumors-a-meta-analysis-of-6-randomized-controlled-trials
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Xianhe Xie, Yupeng Wu, Shuimei Luo, Haitao Yang, Lina Li, Sijing Zhou, Ruifen Shen, Heng Lin
Low-dose chemotherapy has emerged as a new strategy for control of cancer. However, there is a controversy as to whether low-dose chemotherapy is an effective way to manage many human malignancies. To shed light on this controversy, we performed a meta-analysis of relative merits between low-dose and conventional-dose chemotherapy in different carcinomas. Studies published before February 29, 2016 were reviewed for the meta-analysis and selected according to defined criteria. The effect levels of low-dose chemotherapy regarding overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS) and severe adverse events (SAEs) (Grade≥3) were calculated as risk ratios (ORs) or adjusted hazard ratios (HRs)...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344412/clinical-and-hematobiochemical-response-in-canine-monocytic-ehrlichiosis-seropositive-dogs-of-punjab
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Manasa R Kottadamane, Pritpal Singh Dhaliwal, Lachhman Das Singla, Baljinder Kumar Bansal, Sanjeev Kumar Uppal
AIM: As in India especially, the Punjab state sero-prevalence and distribution of ehrlichiosis in relation to clinico-hematobiochemical response remains largely unexplored. Thus, this study was designed to determine the prevalence of vector (tick)-borne tropical canine pancytopenia caused by Ehrlichia canis through enzyme labeled ImmunoComb(®) (IC) assay in dogs from in and around Ludhiana, Punjab. Correlation of prevalence was made with various clinico-hematobiochemical parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seroprevalence study was carried out using IC(®) test kit (Biogal, Galed Labs)...
February 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344057/ruxolitinib-as-salvage-therapy-in-steroid-refractory-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-in-pediatric-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-patients
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Pooja Khandelwal, Ashley Teusink-Cross, Adam S Nelson, Christopher E Dandoy, Javier El-Bietar, Rebecca A Marsh, Ashish R Kumar, Michael S Grimley, Stella M Davies, Sonata Jodele, Kasiani C Myers
We describe our retrospective clinical experience with ruxolitinib for steroid-refractory acute graft versus host disease (GVHD) in pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients. Ruxolitinib was administered orally at 5 mg twice daily for children ≥ 25 kg or 2.5 mg twice daily if < 25 kg. We excluded patients who received new immune suppressive agents within two weeks before initiation of ruxolitinib from response analysis. Patients were called a treatment failure if ruxolitinib was stopped before completion of 4 weeks of therapy due to adverse effects and not because of progression of acute GVHD...
March 23, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343975/trastuzumab-emtansine-versus-taxane-use-for-previously-treated-her2-positive-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-gastric-or-gastro-oesophageal-junction-adenocarcinoma-gatsby-an-international-randomised-open-label-adaptive-phase-2-3-study
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Peter C Thuss-Patience, Manish A Shah, Atsushi Ohtsu, Eric Van Cutsem, Jaffer A Ajani, Hugo Castro, Wasat Mansoor, Hyun Cheol Chung, Gyorgy Bodoky, Kohei Shitara, Gail D Lewis Phillips, Tina van der Horst, Marie-Laurence Harle-Yge, Betsy L Althaus, Yoon-Koo Kang
BACKGROUND: Although trastuzumab plus chemotherapy is the standard of care for first-line treatment of HER2-positive advanced gastric cancer, there is no established therapy in the second-line setting. In GATSBY, we examined the efficacy and tolerability of trastuzumab emtansine in patients previously treated for HER2-positive advanced gastric cancer (unresectable, locally advanced, or metastatic gastric cancer, including adenocarcinoma of the gastro-oesophageal junction). METHODS: This is the final analysis from GATSBY, a randomised, open-label, adaptive, phase 2/3 study, done at 107 centres (28 countries worldwide)...
March 23, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343905/the-dana-farber-consortium-protocol-for-the-treatment-of-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-single-institution-experience-in-saudi-arabia
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Amal S Alabdulwahab, Hussein G Elsayed, Mohamed A Sherisher, Wafa M Elbjeirami, Nelly Alieldin
BACKGROUND: Recent retrospective analyses and phase II trials have shown differential outcomes in adolescents and young adults when treated with pediatric compared with adult protocols. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of the Dana Farber Consortium Protocol (DFCP) in Saudi young adults diagnosed with de novo acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study we included 38 patients with de novo ALL who presented to King Abdulla Medical City in the period from June 2010 to March 2015 and received the DFCP (Princess Margret modified version)...
February 16, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
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/28340281/high-ten-year-remission-rates-following-rituximab-fludarabine-mitoxantrone-and-dexamethasone-r-fnd-with-interferon-maintenance-in-indolent-lymphoma-results-of-a-randomized-study
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Loretta J Nastoupil, Peter McLaughlin, Lei Feng, Sattva S Neelapu, Felipe Samaniego, Fredrick B Hagemeister, Ana Ayala, Jorge E Romaguera, Andre H Goy, Eleanor Neal, Michael Wang, Luis Fayad, Michelle A Fanale, Yasuhiro Oki, Jason R Westin, Maria A Rodriguez, Fernando Cabanillas, Nathan H Fowler
We report a single-centre, randomized study evaluating the efficacy and safety of concurrent fludarabine, mitoxantrone, dexamethasone (FND) and rituximab versus sequential FND followed by rituximab in 158 patients with advanced stage, previously untreated indolent lymphoma, enrolled between 1997 and 2002. Patients were randomized to 6-8 cycles of FND followed by 6 monthly doses of rituximab or 6 doses of rituximab given concurrently with FND. All patients who achieved at least a partial response received 12 months of interferon (IFN) maintenance...
March 24, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340200/cytokines-profile-in-immunocompetent-mice-during-trichosporon-asahii-infection
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Alexandra M Montoya, Gloria M González, Azalia M Martinez-Castilla, Sonia A Aguilar, Moises A Franco-Molina, Erika Coronado-Cerda, Adrián G Rosas-Taraco
Trichosporon asahii is an opportunistic yeastlike fungus commonly associated with systemic infections in immunocompromised patients. Neutropenia is recognized as the main risk factor in infections by T. asahii; however, little is known about the cytokine response during trichosporonosis. Here, we evaluated systemic and local cytokine production and histological damage in immunocompetent mice during systemic infection with T. asahii. We found a significant increased presence of G-CSF, TNF-α, IFN-γ, and IL-6 in sera samples...
March 15, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337527/phase-ii-study-of-the-c-met-inhibitor-tivantinib-arq-197-in-patients-with-relapsed-or-relapsed-refractory-multiple-myeloma
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Muhamed Baljevic, Shadia Zaman, Veerabhadran Baladandayuthapani, Yan Heather Lin, Claudia Morales de Partovi, Zuzana Berkova, Behrang Amini, Sheeba K Thomas, Jatin J Shah, Donna M Weber, Min Fu, Charles S Cleeland, Xin Shelley Wang, Christine M Stellrecht, Richard E Davis, Varsha Gandhi, Robert Z Orlowski
The hepatocyte growth factor/c-MET pathway has been implicated in the pathobiology of multiple myeloma, and c-MET inhibitors induce myeloma cell apoptosis, suggesting that they could be useful clinically. We conducted a phase II study with the c-MET inhibitor tivantinib in patients with relapsed, or relapsed and refractory myeloma whose disease had progressed after one to four prior therapies. Tivantinib, 360 mg orally per dose, was administered twice daily continuously over a 4-week treatment cycle without a cap on the number of allowed cycles, barring undue toxicities or disease progression...
March 23, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335887/trastuzumab-in-combination-with-weekly-paclitaxel-and-carboplatin-as-neo-adjuvant-treatment-for-her2-positive-breast-cancer-the-train-study
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Mette S van Ramshorst, Erik van Werkhoven, Ingrid A M Mandjes, Margaret Schot, Jelle Wesseling, Marie-Jeanne T F D Vrancken Peeters, Jetske M Meerum Terwogt, Monique E M Bos, Hendrika M Oosterkamp, Sjoerd Rodenhuis, Sabine C Linn, Gabe S Sonke
AIM: To determine the efficacy and safety of an anthracycline-free neo-adjuvant regimen consisting of weekly paclitaxel, carboplatin and trastuzumab in HER2-positive breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with stage II or III HER2-positive breast cancer received weekly paclitaxel ([P], 70 mg/m(2)), trastuzumab ([T], 2 mg/kg, loading dose 4 mg/kg) and carboplatin ([C], AUC = 3 mg ml(-1) min) for 24 weeks. In weeks 7, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 24, trastuzumab was administered without chemotherapy...
March 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335886/neoscope-a-randomised-phase-ii-study-of-induction-chemotherapy-followed-by-oxaliplatin-capecitabine-or-carboplatin-paclitaxel-based-pre-operative-chemoradiation-for-resectable-oesophageal-adenocarcinoma
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Somnath Mukherjee, Christopher Nicholas Hurt, Sarah Gwynne, David Sebag-Montefiore, Ganesh Radhakrishna, Simon Gollins, Maria Hawkins, Heike I Grabsch, Gareth Jones, Stephen Falk, Ricky Sharma, Andrew Bateman, Rajarshi Roy, Ruby Ray, Jo Canham, Gareth Griffiths, Tim Maughan, Tom Crosby
BACKGROUND: Oxaliplatin-capecitabine (OxCap) and carboplatin-paclitaxel (CarPac) based neo-adjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) have shown promising activity in localised, resectable oesophageal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A non-blinded, randomised (1:1 via a centralised computer system), 'pick a winner' phase II trial. Patients with resectable oesophageal adenocarcinoma ≥ cT3 and/or ≥ cN1 were randomised to OxCapRT (oxaliplatin 85 mg/m(2) day 1, 15, 29; capecitabine 625 mg/m(2) bd on days of radiotherapy) or CarPacRT (carboplatin AUC2; paclitaxel 50 mg/m(2) day 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)...
March 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334948/a-phase-i-ii-trial-of-continuous-hepatic-intra-arterial-infusion-of-5-fluorouracil-mitoxantrone-and-cisplatin-for-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Masafumi Ikeda, Takuji Okusaka, Yozo Sato, Junji Furuse, Shuichi Mitsunaga, Hideki Ueno, Chigusa Morizane, Yoshitaka Inaba, Tatsushi Kobayashi, Yasuaki Arai
Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs) and determine the recommended doses in the Phase I part of the study, and to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity in the Phase II part, of continuous hepatic intra-arterial infusion therapy with 5-fluorouracil, mitoxantrone and cisplatin (FMP therapy) in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Methods: Forty-five patients with advanced HCC were enrolled. The therapy consisted of continuous intra-arterial infusion of 5-fluorouracil from Day 1 through Day 5, and intra-arterial administration of mitoxantrone and cisplatin on Day 1 [5-fluorouracil/mitoxantrone/cisplatin (mg/m2): Level 1; 400/4/60, Level 2; 400/6/60, Level 3; 500/6/60]...
March 17, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331055/reticular-dysgenesis-international-survey-on-clinical-presentation-transplantation-and-outcome
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Manfred Hoenig, Chantal Lagresle-Peyrou, Ulrich Pannicke, Luigi D Notarangelo, Fulvio Porta, Andrew R Gennery, Mary Slatter, Morton J Cowan, Polina Stepensky, Hamoud Al-Mousa, Daifulah Al-Zahrani, Sung-Yun Pai, Waleed Al Herz, Hubert B Gaspar, Paul Veys, Koichi Oshima, Kohsuke Imai, Hiromasa Yabe, Lenora M Noroski, Nico M Wulffraat, Karl-Walter Sykora, Pere Soler-Palacin, Hideki Muramatsu, Mariam Al Hilali, Despina Moshous, Klaus-Michael Debatin, Catharina Schuetz, Eva-Maria Jacobsen, Ansgar S Schulz, Klaus Schwarz, Alain Fischer, Wilhelm Friedrich, Marina Cavazzana
Reticular Dysgenesis (RD) is a rare congenital disorder defined clinically by the combination of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), agranulocytosis and sensorineural deafness. Mutations in the gene encoding Adenylate Kinase 2 (AK2) were identified to cause the disorder. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the only option to cure this otherwise fatal disease. Retrospective data on clinical presentation, genetics and outcome of HSCT were collected from centers in Europe, Asia and North America for a total of 32 patients born between 1982 and 2011...
March 22, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331025/tetraploidy-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-after-chromosome-16-inversion
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Alba Sara Vilches, Aranzazu Díaz de Bustamante, Jorge Sanchez-Calero, María Teresa Darnaude
Our patient is a 36-year-old man referred by his general physician to the Department of Hematology because of mild neutropenia in a routine analysis at work. There was no history of previous diseases, and examination was normal. Blood investigations confirmed the neutropenia and showed elongation of prothrombin time. A bone marrow examination was performed revealing about 10% of myeloblasts on the aspirate smears. A cytogenetic study showed chromosome 16 inversion in all of these cells and tetraploidy only in some of them, which were extremely large in size...
March 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328812/overall-survival-of-patients-with-kras-wild-type-tumor-treated-with-folfox-forfiri%C3%A2-cetuximab-as-the-first-line-treatment-for-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Ya-Fan Yang, Gui-Ying Wang, Jing-Li He, Feng-Peng Wu, Yan-Ni Zhang
The addition of cetuximab to FOLFIRI or FOLFOX as the first-line treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) was shown to reduce the risk of disease progression and increase the chance of response in patients with KRAS wild-type disease. An updated systematic meta-analysis was undertaken to determine the efficacy of cetuximab plus FOLFIRI or FOLFOX.Major databases were searched to identify RCTs investigating wild-type KRAS mCRC after the first-line treatment, and treatment with FOLFOX/FORFIRI ± cetuximab was compared...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326833/efficacy-and-safety-of-eribulin-in-taxane-refractory-patients-in-the-real-world
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Vito Lorusso, Saverio Cinieri, Agnese Latorre, Luca Porcu, Lucia Del Mastro, Fabio Puglisi, Sandro Barni
AIM: Recent clinical, randomized and observational studies showed that eribulin, an analogous of Halichondrin B, was beneficial and well-tolerated in heavily pretreated metastatic breast cancer patients. Here, we aim to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of eribulin in taxane-refractory metastatic breast cancer patients. PATIENTS & METHODS: In this subanalysis of the ESEMPIO study database, we selected 91 subjects with well-defined taxane refractoriness and complete data available...
February 24, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324920/an-open-label-randomized-parallel-phase-ii-trial-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-cremophor-free-polymeric-micelle-formulation-of-paclitaxel-as-first-line-treatment-for-ovarian-cancer-a-korean-gynecologic-oncology-group-study-kgog-3021
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Shin-Wha Lee, Yong-Man Kim, Chi Heum Cho, Young Tae Kim, Seok Mo Kim, Soo Young Hur, Jae-Hoon Kim, Byoung-Gie Kim, Seung-Cheol Kim, Hee-Sug Ryu, Soon Beom Kang
Purpose: Genexol-PM is a biodegradable cremophor EL-free polymeric micelle formulation of paclitaxel. Here we compared efficacy and safety of Genexol-PM plus carboplatin vs. Genexol plus carboplatin for ovarian cancer treatment. Materials and Methods: In this multicenter, randomized, phase II study, patients with FIGO IC-IV epithelial ovarian cancer were randomly assigned (1:1) to receive Genexol-PM 260 mg/m2 or Genexol 175 mg/m2 with 5 AUC carboplatin every three weeks (6 cycles)...
March 21, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324747/optimal-dose-reduction-of-folfirinox-for-preserving-tumour-response-in-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-using-cumulative-relative-dose-intensity
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Jong-Chan Lee, Jin Won Kim, Soyeon Ahn, Hyoung Woo Kim, Jongchan Lee, Young Hoon Kim, Kyu-Hyun Paik, Jaihwan Kim, Jin-Hyeok Hwang
BACKGROUND: FOLFIRINOX has increased efficacy but also toxicity. Despite various modified FOLFIRINOX regimens, how much reduction is acceptable remains unclear. This study aimed to find the optimal relative dose intensity (RDI, %) of FOLFIRINOX that preserves tumour responses in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer (PC). METHODS: We reviewed 201 patients with PC treated with first-line FOLFIRINOX during 2012-2015. We established a modified Hryniuk model (http://www...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324270/obinutuzumab-a-review-in-rituximab-refractory-or-relapsed-follicular-lymphoma
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Sohita Dhillon
Obinutuzumab (Gazyva(®), Gazyvaro(®)) is a recombinant, monoclonal, humanized and glycoengineered, type II, anti-CD20, IgG1 antibody. It has recently been granted an additional indication for the treatment of patients with follicular lymphoma who relapsed after, or are refractory to, a rituximab-containing regimen. In the primary analysis of the large, phase III GADOLIN study, induction therapy with obinutuzumab plus bendamustine followed by obinutuzumab maintenance prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) to a statistically significant extent relative to induction with bendamustine monotherapy in patients with indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (iNHL)...
March 21, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323339/adjuvant-radiation-therapy-androgen-deprivation-and-docetaxel-for-high-risk-prostate-cancer-postprostatectomy-results-of-nrg-oncology-rtog-study-0621
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Mark D Hurwitz, Jonathan Harris, Oliver Sartor, Ying Xiao, Bobby Shayegan, Paul W Sperduto, Kasra R Badiozamani, Colleen A F Lawton, Eric M Horwitz, Jeff M Michalski, Kevin Roof, David C Beyer, Qiang Zhang, Howard M Sandler
BACKGROUND: Phase 3 trials have demonstrated a benefit from adjuvant radiation therapy (ART) for men who have adverse factors at radical prostatectomy (RP). However, some patients have a high risk of progression despite ART. The role of systemic therapy with ART in this high-risk group remains to be defined. METHODS: Patients who had either a post-RP prostate-specific antigen (PSA) nadir > 0.2 ng/mL and a Gleason score ≥7 or a PSA nadir ≤0.2 ng/mL, a Gleason score ≥8, and a pathologic tumor (pT) classification ≥ pT3 received 6 months of androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) plus radiotherapy and 6 cycles of docetaxel...
March 21, 2017: Cancer
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