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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900591/treatment-of-lung-tumours-with-high-energy-microwave-ablation-a-single-centre-experience
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Anna Maria Ierardi, Andrea Coppola, Natalie Lucchina, Gianpaolo Carrafiello
The purpose of our study is to report safety, technical success, effectiveness, local progression-free survival (LPFS) and overall survival of percutaneous microwave ablation (MWA) to treat lung tumours unsuitable for surgery. Nineteen patients with thirty-one tumours (mean diameter 2.4 cm) underwent percutaneous MWA in 28 sessions. Microwave ablation was carried out using a 2450-MHz generator (Emprint/Covidien, Boulder, CO, USA). Procedures were performed under cone-beam CT (CBCT) and under fluoro-CT (one session) guidance...
January 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895425/folfirinox-in-elderly-patients-with-pancreatic-or-colorectal-cancer-tolerance-and-efficacy
#2
Jean-Florian Guion-Dusserre, Aurélie Bertaut, François Ghiringhelli, Julie Vincent, Valérie Quipourt, Sophie Marilier, Zoé Tharin, Leila Bengrine-Lefevre
AIM: To study the tolerance and the efficiency of FOLFIRINOX in elderly patients diagnosed with colorectal or pancreatic cancer. METHODS: This retrospective study included elderly patients aged over 70 years of age treated at Georges-Francois Leclerc Center by FOLFIRINOX for histological proved colorectal or pancreatic cancer between January 2009 and January 2015. Chemotheapy regimen consisted of oxaliplatin (85 mg/m(2) in over 120 min) followed by leucovorin (400 mg/m(2) in over 120 min), with the addition, after 30 min of irinotecan (180 mg/m(2) in over 90 min) then 5 fluorouracil (5FU) (400 mg/m(2) administred intravenous bolus), followed by 5FU (2400 mg/m(2) intraveinous infusion over 46 h) repeated every 2 wk...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892773/real-world-data-on-nivolumab-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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O T Brustugun, M Sprauten, Å Helland
BACKGROUND: Checkpoint inhibitors have proven effectiveness in clinical trials for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, but if this is congruent with routine patient care is discussed. We present real-world experience with the PD1-inhibitor nivolumab in NSCLC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with NSCLC were considered eligible for nivolumab treatment after one or more lines of chemotherapy, and when in reasonable performance status (PS) [Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) < 3]...
November 28, 2016: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890514/effectiveness-of-radiolabelled-somatostatin-analogues-90-y-dotatoc-and-177-lu-dotatate-in-patients-with-metastatic-neuroendocrine-tumours-a-single-centre-experience-in-mexico
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S S Medina-Ornelas, F O García-Pérez
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of therapy with the radiolabelled somatostatin analogues, (90)Y-DOTATOC and (177)Lu-DOTATATE, in the treatment of metastatic neuroendocrine tumours with progression to first-line treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A study was conducted on 30 patients diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumours (gastroenteropancreatic, bronchopulmonary, MEN2A, MEN2B, phaeochromocytoma, and paraganglioma) with metastatic disease diagnosed by the pathology department, with progression to first-line treatment, and recruited from December 2014 to February 2016...
November 24, 2016: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888325/total-lesion-glycolysis-tlg-as-an-imaging-biomarker-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients-treated-with-regorafenib
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Yoojoo Lim, Ji-In Bang, Sae-Won Han, Jin Chul Paeng, Kyung-Hun Lee, Jee Hyun Kim, Gyeong Hoon Kang, Seung-Yong Jeong, Kyu Joo Park, Tae-You Kim
PURPOSE: This study was performed to evaluate whether fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) could predict treatment outcome of regorafenib in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). METHODS: Previously treated refractory mCRC patients were enrolled into a prospective biomarker study of regorafenib. For this sub-study, the results of FDG PET/CT scans at baseline and after two cycles of treatment were analyzed. Various metabolic parameters obtained from PET images were analyzed in relation to treatment outcome...
November 25, 2016: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884140/phase-ii-clinical-study-of-valproic-acid-plus-cisplatin-and-cetuximab-in-recurrent-and-or-metastatic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-head-and-neck-v-chance-trial
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Francesco Caponigro, Elena Di Gennaro, Franco Ionna, Francesco Longo, Corrado Aversa, Ettore Pavone, Maria Grazia Maglione, Massimiliano Di Marzo, Paolo Muto, Ernesta Cavalcanti, Antonella Petrillo, Fabio Sandomenico, Piera Maiolino, Roberta D'Aniello, Gerardo Botti, Rossella De Cecio, Nunzia Simona Losito, Stefania Scala, Annamaria Trotta, Andrea Ilaria Zotti, Francesca Bruzzese, Antonio Daponte, Ester Calogero, Massimo Montano, Monica Pontone, Gianfranco De Feo, Francesco Perri, Alfredo Budillon
BACKGROUND: Recurrent/metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) has a poor prognosis and the combination of cisplatin and cetuximab, with or without 5-fluorouracil, is the gold standard treatment in this stage. Thus, the concomitant use of novel compounds represents a critical strategy to improve treatment results. Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) enhance the activity of several anticancer drugs including cisplatin and anti-Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (anti-EGFR) compounds...
November 25, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877006/early-prediction-of-pathological-outcomes-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer-patients-using-automated-breast-ultrasound
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Xinguang Wang, Ling Huo, Yingjian He, Zhaoqing Fan, Tianfeng Wang, Yuntao Xie, Jinfeng Li, Tao Ouyang
OBJECTIVE: Early assessment of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for breast cancer allows therapy to be individualized. The optimal assessment method has not been established. We investigated the accuracy of automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) to predict pathological outcomes after NAC. METHODS: A total of 290 breast cancer patients were eligible for this study. Tumor response after 2 cycles of chemotherapy was assessed using the product change of two largest perpendicular diameters (PC) or the longest diameter change (LDC)...
October 2016: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875761/prognostic-value-of-post-yttrium-90-radioembolization-therapy-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-in-patients-with-liver-tumors
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Sebastian Obrzut, Kevin McCammack, Karam W Badran, Anthony Balistreri, Evan Ou, Brian J Nguyen, Carl K Hoh, Steven C Rose
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the benefit of post-therapy (18)F-FDG PET/CT versus CT alone in identifying malignant liver tumor progression following radioembolization with Y-90 microspheres. METHODS: 24 patients with 44 liver tumors underwent CT imaging pre-radioembolization and PET/CT post-radioembolization. Predictive value of Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST 1.1), The World Health Organization (WHO), mRECIST and European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) with PET/CT versus CT alone was assessed...
November 16, 2016: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873130/phase-i-clinical-and-pharmacokinetic-study-of-pm01183-a-tetrahydroisoquinoline-lurbinectedin-in-combination-with-gemcitabine-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Luis Paz-Ares, Martin Forster, Valentina Boni, Sergio Szyldergemajn, Jesús Corral, Samantha Turnbull, Antonio Cubillo, Carlos Fernandez Teruel, Iker López Calderero, Mariano Siguero, Patrick Bohan, Emiliano Calvo
Background To determine the recommended dose (RD) of a combination of PM01183 and gemcitabine in patients with advanced solid tumors. Methods Forty-five patients received escalating doses of PM01183/gemcitabine on Days 1 and 8 every 3 weeks (d1,8 q3wk) following a standard 3 + 3 design. Results PM01183 3.5 mg flat dose (FD)/gemcitabine 1000 mg/m(2) was the highest dose level tested. Dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs) were mostly hematological and resulted in the expansion of a lower dose level (PM01183 3...
November 21, 2016: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872523/impact-of-molecular-predictors-on-the-response-rates-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-an-observational-study
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Arvind Sathyamurthy, A S Kirthi Koushik, Mangala Gowri, M G Janaki, Nalini Kilara, T R Arul Ponni, Ram Charith Alva, S Mohan Kumar, Ram Abhinav Kannan, Ritika Harjani
Squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck region account for more than 25 % of male and more than 10 % of female cancers in India (1). Head and neck cancer treatment includes a multidisciplinary approach involving all specialties. Concurrent chemo-radiation is the standard of care in most of the subsites (2). Inspite of the multi-disciplinary approach, a plateau has been reached in terms of results with 5 year survival of locally advanced disease of around 30 % (3). In order to improve outcomes, there has been considerable interest in molecular profiling of head and neck cancers 4-10...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863201/pooled-analysis-of-cns-response-to-alectinib-in-two-studies-of-pretreated-patients-with-alk-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Shirish M Gadgeel, Alice T Shaw, Ramaswamy Govindan, Leena Gandhi, Mark A Socinski, D Ross Camidge, Luigi De Petris, Dong-Wan Kim, Alberto Chiappori, Denis L Moro-Sibilot, Michael Duruisseaux, Lucio Crino, Tommaso De Pas, Eric Dansin, Antje Tessmer, James Chih-Hsin Yang, Ji-Youn Han, Walter Bordogna, Sophie Golding, Ali Zeaiter, Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou
Purpose Alectinib has shown activity in the CNS in phase I and II studies. To further evaluate this activity, we pooled efficacy and safety data from two single-arm phase II studies (NP28761 and NP28673; ClinicalTrials.gov identifiers: NCT01871805 and NCT01801111, respectively) in patients with ALK-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients and Methods Both studies included patients with ALK-positive NSCLC who had previously received crizotinib; all patients received alectinib 600 mg twice per day...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863197/programmed-death-ligand-1-expression-and-response-to-the-anti-programmed-death-1-antibody-pembrolizumab-in-melanoma
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Adil I Daud, Jedd D Wolchok, Caroline Robert, Wen-Jen Hwu, Jeffrey S Weber, Antoni Ribas, F Stephen Hodi, Anthony M Joshua, Richard Kefford, Peter Hersey, Richard Joseph, Tara C Gangadhar, Roxana Dronca, Amita Patnaik, Hassane Zarour, Charlotte Roach, Grant Toland, Jared K Lunceford, Xiaoyun Nicole Li, Kenneth Emancipator, Marisa Dolled-Filhart, S Peter Kang, Scot Ebbinghaus, Omid Hamid
Purpose Expression of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) is a potential predictive marker for response and outcome after treatment with anti-programmed death 1 (PD-1). This study explored the relationship between anti-PD-1 activity and PD-L1 expression in patients with advanced melanoma who were treated with pembrolizumab in the phase Ib KEYNOTE-001 study (clinical trial information: NCT01295827). Patients and Methods Six hundred fifty-five patients received pembrolizumab10 mg/kg once every 2 weeks or once every 3 weeks, or 2 mg/kg once every 3 weeks...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862097/phase-ib-trial-of-cabazitaxel-and-tasquinimod-in-men-with-heavily-pretreated-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-mcrpc-the-catch-trial
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Andrew J Armstrong, Michael S Humeniuk, Patrick Healy, Russell Szmulewitz, Carolyn Winters, Julie Kephart, Michael R Harrison, Elia Martinez, Kelly Mundy, Susan Halabi, Daniel George
BACKGROUND: Tasquinimod is an immunomodulating and anti-antiangiogenic oral agent with anti-prostate cancer activity in preclinical studies and in clinical trials of men with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), including single agent activity and in combination with taxanes. We sought to identify the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) of tasquinimod in combination with cabazitaxel and prednisone in men with chemorefractory mCRPC. METHODS: Men with mCRPC who had failed prior docetaxel chemotherapy received cabazitaxel 25 mg/m(2) every 3 weeks with oral tasquinimod at 1 of 3 escalating dose levels (0...
November 16, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854031/evaluation-of-18-f-fluorothymidine-positron-emission-tomography-18-f-flt-pet-ct-methodology-in-assessing-early-response-to-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-gastro-oesophageal-cancer
#14
R Sharma, P Mapelli, G B Hanna, R Goldin, D Power, A Al-Nahhas, S Merchant, R Ramaswami, A Challapalli, T Barwick, E O Aboagye
BACKGROUND: 3'-Deoxy-3'-[(18)F]fluorothymidine ([(18)F]FLT) PET has limited utility in abdominal imaging due to high physiological hepatic uptake of a tracer. We evaluated [(18)F]FLT-PET/CT combined with a temporal-intensity information-based voxel-clustering approach termed kinetic spatial filtering (KSF) to improve tumour visualisation in patients with locally advanced and metastatic gastro-oesophageal cancer and as a marker of early response to chemotherapy. Dynamic [(18)F]FLT-PET/CT data were collected before and 3 weeks post first cycle of chemotherapy...
December 2016: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853048/does-combination-of-cold-and-hot-somatostatin-analogs-prolong-survival-of-patients-with-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
#15
Anna Sowa-Staszczak, Agnieszka Stefanska, Pawel Chrapczynski, Malgorzata Trofimiuk-Müldner, Miroslaw Szura, Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk
A number of detected neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) has been on the increase due to our awareness of the NENs risk and the development of different imaging techniques. Therapy of NENs involves surgery, chemotherapy, "cold" somatostatin analogs (SSA), peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) and kinase inhibitors in pancreatic NENs. The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy of SSA in combination with "hot" somatostatin analogs, and the survival rate of our patients with advanced NENs. Seventy nine patients with metastatic NEN and positive somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS) were enrolled in the study...
November 17, 2016: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848159/effect-of-chemotherapy-on-the-impact-of-fdg-pet-ct-in-selection-of-patients-for-surgical-resection-of-colorectal-liver-metastases-single-center-analysis-of-pet-cam-randomized-trial
#16
Ur Metser, Jaydeep Halankar, Deanna Langer, Ravi Mohan, Douglas Hussey, Moshonov Hadas, Shlomit Tamir
: The largest randomized controlled trial (RCT) on the effect of FDG-PET on surgical management for metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma to liver ("PET-CAM") reported only a modest change in surgical management (8%). PURPOSE: To explore the relationship between prior chemotherapy and detection of metastatic disease on PET in patients from PET-CAM. Secondary aim: to determine whether centralized imaging interpretation could have impacted trial results. METHODS: The study included 120 patients from a single institution...
November 15, 2016: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843394/trabectedin-followed-by-irinotecan-can-stabilize-disease-in-advanced-translocation-positive-sarcomas-with-acceptable-toxicity
#17
J Herzog, F von Klot-Heydenfeldt, S Jabar, A Ranft, C Rossig, U Dirksen, J Van den Brande, M D'Incalci, I von Luettichau, P J Grohar, W E Berdel, St Burdach
Background. Preclinical data indicate that trabectedin followed by irinotecan has strong synergistic effects on Ewing sarcoma. This is presumably due to hypersensitization of the tumor cells to the camptothecin as an effect of trabectedin in addition to synergistic suppression of EWS-FLI1 downstream targets. A strong effect was also reported in a human rhabdomyosarcoma xenograft. Procedure. Twelve patients with end-stage refractory translocation-positive sarcomas were treated with trabectedin followed by irinotecan within a compassionate use program...
2016: Sarcoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842541/heterogeneous-response-and-progression-patterns-reveal-phenotypic-heterogeneity-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-response-in-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
#18
Shanthini M Crusz, Yen Zhi Tang, Shah-Jalal Sarker, Warner Prevoo, Irfan Kiyani, Luis Beltran, John Peters, Anju Sahdev, Axel Bex, Thomas Powles, Marco Gerlinger
BACKGROUND: Molecular intratumour heterogeneity (ITH) is common in clear cell renal carcinomas (ccRCCs). However, it remains unknown whether this is mirrored by heterogeneity of drug responses between metastases in the same patient. METHODS: We performed a retrospective central radiological analysis of patients with treatment-naïve metastatic ccRCC receiving anti-angiogenic tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) (sunitinib or pazopanib) within three similar phase II trials...
November 14, 2016: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834009/predicting-outcomes-after-chemo-embolization-in-patients-with-advanced-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-evaluation-of-different-radiologic-response-criteria
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Andrew J Gunn, Rahul A Sheth, Brandon Luber, Minh-Huy Huynh, Niranjan R Rachamreddy, Sanjeeva P Kalva
PURPOSE: The purpse of this study was to evaluate the ability of various radiologic response criteria to predict patient outcomes after trans-arterial chemo-embolization with drug-eluting beads (DEB-TACE) in patients with advanced-stage (BCLC C) hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hospital records from 2005 to 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. Non-infiltrative lesions were measured at baseline and on follow-up scans after DEB-TACE according to various common radiologic response criteria, including guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST), the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), and modified RECIST (mRECIST)...
November 10, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831830/imaging-biomarkers-of-tumor-response-in-neuroendocrine-liver-metastases-treated-with-transarterial-chemoembolization-can-enhancing-tumor-burden-of-the-whole-liver-help-predict-patient-survival
#20
Sonia Sahu, Ruediger Schernthaner, Roberto Ardon, Julius Chapiro, Yan Zhao, Jae Ho Sohn, Florian Fleckenstein, MingDe Lin, Jean-François Geschwind, Rafael Duran
Purpose To investigate whether whole-liver enhancing tumor burden [ETB] can serve as an imaging biomarker and help predict survival better than World Health Organization (WHO), Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST), modified RECIST (mRECIST), and European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) methods in patients with multifocal, bilobar neuroendocrine liver metastases (NELM) after the first transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) procedure. Materials and Methods This HIPAA-compliant, institutional review board-approved retrospective study included 51 patients (mean age, 57...
November 10, 2016: Radiology
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