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Sandrine Loubière, Alexandre Drezet, Michèle Beau-Faller, Denis Moro-Sibilot, Sylvie Friard, Marie Wislez, Hélène Blons, Catherine Daniel, Virginie Westeel, Anne Madroszyk, Hervé Léna, Patrick Merle, Julien Mazières, Gérard Zalcman, Roger Lacave, Martine Antoine, Franck Morin, Pascale Missy, Fabrice Barlesi, Pascal Auquier, Jacques Cadranel
ALK rearrangement and EGFR / KRAS mutations constitute the primary biomarkers tested to provide targeted or nontargeted therapies in advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Our objective was to assess the cost-effectiveness of biomarker testing for NSCLC.Between 2013 and 2014, 843 treatment-naive patients were prospectively recruited at 19 French hospitals into a longitudinal observational cohort study. Two testing strategies were compared, i.e. with "at least one biomarker status known" and "at least KRAS status known", in addition to "no biomarker testing" as the reference strategy...
March 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Adam Mutsaers, Hanbo Chen, Alexander V Louie
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Significant advances have been made in the field of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) for the treatment of pulmonary neoplasms in recent years. This review aims to summarize recent salient evidence on SABR for early-stage nonsmall cell lung cancer (ES-NSCLC). RECENT FINDINGS: In medically inoperable patients, SABR remains the standard of care. The optimal SABR dosing regimen is being studied. Comparisons with non-SABR radiotherapy regimens with lower doses per fraction revealed benefit of SABR...
March 7, 2018: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
Xiaoqin Ji, Zetian Shen, Benxin Zhao, Xi Yuan, Xixu Zhu
Many studies show that CXC chemokine ligand 14 (CXCL14) is highly expressed in tumor-associated stromal cells, promoting tumor cell growth, and invasion. Because of its unclear receptors, CXCL14-initiated intracellular signal cascades remain largely unknown. However, CXCL14 can regulate nitric oxide synthase 1 (NOS1) as its intracellular molecular target. In this paper, we investigated the expression of CXCL14 and NOS1 in specimens from patients with stage I-IIIA nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after curative resection, and evaluated the prognostic significance of this gene expression in stromal fibroblasts and cancer cells...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Chengxi Yang, Wen Feng, Di Wu
Objectives: Apatinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor which selectively inhibits vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2, has been shown to be beneficial to patients with a variety of cancers, including advanced nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Thus, this study was aimed to retrospectively assess the efficacy and safety of apatinib in patients with advanced/metastatic NSCLC who failed more than two lines of treatment. Methods: Twenty-three NSCLC patients were involved in this study, who received oral apatinib at a daily dose of 250/500/750 mg, with the progression after the failure of second-line therapy...
January 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Tianxiang Zhang, Qiang Guo, Ye Zhang, Zhidong Liu, Shijie Zhou, Shaofa Xu
Background: Although there is a strong evidence that adjuvant chemotherapy after surgery was effective in Stages II and IIIA patients involved nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC), its eligibility in Stage IB disease has been unknown. Therefore, this meta-analysis was aimed to compare the effects of adjuvant chemotherapy versus surgery alone in patients with Stage IB NSCLC. Materials and Methods: We systematically searched for articles from their inclusion to July 2016...
January 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Zengli Zhang, Hanyi Jiang, Yongsheng Wang, Minhua Shi
Background: Due to high metastasis and recurrence rate. Recent studies indicated that epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) was involved in the progression and metastasis in cancer. Some reports also indicate that HS3ST3B1 played a role in angiogenesis and the proliferation of cancer cells. In this study, we aim to investigate its role in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) . Materials and Methods: All cell lines were purchased from ATCC and cultured in our central lab...
January 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Q Zhu, Q Zang, Z-M Jiang
OBJECTIVE: MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) are small noncoding RNAs that primarily function in RNA silencing and gene regulation at the posttranscriptional level in animals, plants and certain viruses. They have been reported to play a vital role in development and progression of diseases such as cancer. The present study was undertaken to establish a correlation between a specific miRNA in this cluster, termed miR92a, and its association with nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Total RNA was isolated from the plasma using an RNeasy mini kit and cDNA was synthesized by TaqMan MicroRNA Reverse Transcription kit...
February 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Neil J Stewart, Ho-Fung Chan, Paul J C Hughes, Felix C Horn, Graham Norquay, Madhwesha Rao, Denise P Yates, Rob H Ireland, Matthew Q Hatton, Bilal A Tahir, Paul Ford, Andrew J Swift, Rod Lawson, Helen Marshall, Guilhem J Collier, Jim M Wild
BACKGROUND: To support translational lung MRI research with hyperpolarized129 Xe gas, comprehensive evaluation of derived quantitative lung function measures against established measures from3 He MRI is required. Few comparative studies have been performed to date, only at 3T, and multisession repeatability of129 Xe functional metrics have not been reported. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To compare hyperpolarized129 Xe and3 He MRI-derived quantitative metrics of lung ventilation and microstructure, and their repeatability, at 1...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Alex B Blair, Adrian Murphy
Biliary tract cancers (BTC) are aggressive malignancies associated with resistance to chemotherapy and poor prognostic rates. Therefore, novel treatment approaches are in need. Immunotherapy represents a promising breakthrough that uses a patient's immune system to target a tumor. This treatment approach has shown immense progress with positive results for selected cancers such as melanoma and nonsmall cell lung cancer. Initial preclinical data and preliminary clinical studies suggest encouraging mechanistic effects for immunotherapy in BTC offering the hope for an expanding therapeutic role for this disease...
October 31, 2017: Current Problems in Cancer
Ping Zhang, Xin Nie, Zhixin Bie, Lin Li
Smoking is a risk factor for nonsmall cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) and is associated with a lower response to epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKI). The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of the smoking status on the benefits from first-line EGFR-TKI in NSCLC patients with EGFR mutation.This was a retrospective study of 159 patients with advanced NSCLC treated at the Beijing Hospital between January 2011 and December 2016. The follow-up was censored on December 2017...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Inci Uslu Biner, Ebru Tatci, Berna Akinci Ozyurek, Ozlem Ozmen
Paclitaxel is frequently used for the treatment of patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer. Hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs) have been one of the toxicities observed with administration of paclitaxel. Here, we presented a case of a 49-year-old man with a history of right lung mass proven by biopsy to be a nonsmall cell lung cancer (squamous cell carcinoma) who developed HSR during therapy. In addition to the hypermetabolic primary malignancy, a positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan showed multiple hypermetabolic skin lesions at several parts of the body...
March 2018: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
Miyako Satouchi, Makoto Nishio, Toyoaki Hida, Kazuhiko Nakagawa
The advent of anaplastic lymphoma kinase(ALK)inhibitors has revolutionized treatment of ALK fusion gene-positive nonsmall cell lung cancer(NSCLC). Nevertheless, it has become clear that cases refractory and resistant to ALK inhibitors occur at a certain incidence, and how to treat such cases is a current issue. Following crizotinib and alectinib, ceritinib(Zykadia® capsules)is the third ALK inhibitor approved in Japan, and it is expected to be useful for patients who have developed crizotinib resistance. However, ceritinib has been pointed out to have a high incidence of gastrointestinal adverse events that impact patients' quality of life...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Abhishek Biswas, Marino E Leon, Peter Drew, Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy, Larissa V Furtado, Michael A Jantz, Hiren J Mehta
BACKGROUND: Pembrolizumab was recently approved as a first line agent for metastatic NSCLC in patients with high programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression. OBJECTIVES: Since a significant portion of lung cancer is diagnosed by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS TBNA); there is a need for PD-L1 testing in these specimens. However, to date few studies have evaluated performance of cytology specimens from EBUS TBNA for PD-L1 analysis...
February 24, 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
V Noronha, M V Chandrakanth, A P Joshi, V Patil, A Chougule, A Mahajan, A K Janu, R Chanana, K Prabhash
ROS1 rearrangement acts as a driver mutation in 1-2% of NSCLC. Crizotinib is approved in this situation both in treatment naïve and pre-treated patients. Here we report our experience with crizotinib in patients with advanced NSCLC harbouring ROS1 rearrangement. Eleven patients were included in our study. More than half of our patients had associated comorbidities and one fourth of them had a compromised performance status. Out of 11 patients, 5 of them were exposed to crizotinib .The response rates among crizotinib treated patients was 80%...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Cancer
Adrien Costantini, Marta Grynovska, Francesca Lucibello, Jorge Moisés, Franck Pagès, Ming S Tsao, Frances A Shepherd, Hasna Bouchaab, Marina Garassino, Joachim G J V Aerts, Julien Mazières, Michele Mondini, Thierry Berghmans, Anne-Pascale Meert, Jacques Cadranel
In May 2017, the second European Respiratory Society research seminar of the Thoracic Oncology Assembly entitled "Immunotherapy, a new standard of care in thoracic malignancies?" was held in Paris, France. This seminar provided an opportunity to review the basis of antitumour immunity and to explain how immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) work. The main therapeutic trials that have resulted in marketing authorisations for use of ICIs in lung cancer were reported. A particular focus was on the toxicity of these new molecules in relation to their immune-related adverse events...
February 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Chun-Wei Yang, Shu-Fang Wang, Xiang-Li Yang, Lin Wang, Lin Niu, Ji-Xiang Liu
One of the most common head and neck cancers is laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC). LSCC exhibits high mortality rates and has a poor prognosis. The molecular mechanisms leading to the development and progression of LSCC are not entirely clear despite genetic and therapeutic advances and increased survival rates. In this study, a total of 116 differentially expressed genes (DEGs), including 11 upregulated genes and 105 downregulated genes, were screened from LSCC samples and compared with adjacent noncancerous...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Fei Yao, Jian Wang, Ju Yao, Lei Xu, Junling Qian, Yongke Cao
BACKGROUND: Anatomic segmentectomy for stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has potential advantages such as preserving pulmonary function and reducing postoperative complications. However, many surgeons are deterred from this procedure for its anatomical complexity. Therefore, we presented our early experience with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) anatomic segmentectomy compared with our most recent VATS lobectomy cases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty patients with cT1aN0M0 (ground-glass opacity [GGO] rate >50%) NSCLC underwent VATS segmentectomy from January 2015 to December 2016...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Venkata Pradeep Babu Koyyala, Ullas Batra, Parveen Jain, Mansi Sharma, Pankaj Goyal, Kshitiz Domadia, Sneha Botra
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October 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
Randeep Singh, Nitesh Rohtagi
Aims: The primary objective of this study was to estimate the clinicopathological and molecular profile of lung cancer patients along with the evaluation of their clinical characteristics at a tertiary care hospital in Northern India. Subjects and Methods: A total of 421 patients with lung cancer histology who were treated at Max Super Speciality Hospitals were included in the study. The study protocol conforms to the ethical guidelines of the 1975 Declaration of Helsinki and permission was obtained from the Ethics Committee before the start of the study...
October 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
Vanita Noronha, Swaratika Majumdar, Amit Joshi, Vijay Patil, Vaishakhi Trivedi, Anuradha Chougule, Kumar Prabhash
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
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