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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807024/society-for-immunotherapy-of-cancer-consensus-statement-on-immunotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-bladder-carcinoma
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Ashish M Kamat, Joaquim Bellmunt, Matthew D Galsky, Badrinath R Konety, Donald L Lamm, David Langham, Cheryl T Lee, Matthew I Milowsky, Michael A O'Donnell, Peter H O'Donnell, Daniel P Petrylak, Padmanee Sharma, Eila C Skinner, Guru Sonpavde, John A Taylor, Prasanth Abraham, Jonathan E Rosenberg
The standard of care for most patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) is immunotherapy with intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), which activates the immune system to recognize and destroy malignant cells and has demonstrated durable clinical benefit. Urologic best-practice guidelines and consensus reports have been developed and strengthened based on data on the timing, dose, and duration of therapy from randomized clinical trials, as well as by critical evaluation of criteria for progression...
August 15, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803034/variations-in-the-costs-of-radical-cystectomy-for-bladder-cancer-in-the-usa
#2
Jeffrey J Leow, Alexander P Cole, Thomas Seisen, Joaquim Bellmunt, Matthew Mossanen, Mani Menon, Mark A Preston, Toni K Choueiri, Adam S Kibel, Benjamin I Chung, Maxine Sun, Steven L Chang, Quoc-Dien Trinh
BACKGROUND: Radical cystectomy (RC) for muscle-invasive bladder cancer (BCa) has potential for serious complications, prolonged length of stay and readmissions-all of which may increase costs. Although variations in outcomes are well described, less is known about determinants driving variation in costs. OBJECTIVE: To assess surgeon- and hospital-level variations in costs and predictors of high- and low-cost RC. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Cohort study of 23 173 patients who underwent RC for BCa in 208 hospitals in the USA from 2003 to 2015 in the Premier Healthcare Database...
August 9, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761748/new-treatment-options-for-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
#3
REVIEW
Alejo Rodriguez-Vida, Thomas E Hutson, Joaquim Bellmunt, Michiel H Strijbos
During the last decade, the treatment of advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) was revolutionised with the advent of antiangiogenic drugs and tyrosine-kinase inhibitors. Several agents targeting the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) pathway (sunitinib, bevacizumab, pazopanib, axitinib) or the mammalian target of rapamycin pathway (temsirolimus, everolimus) were since then progressively approved for first-line or later-line use in the treatment of patients with advanced RCC and became the new standard of care...
2017: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757301/quality-of-life-outcomes-after-primary-treatment-for-clinically-localised-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review
#4
REVIEW
Michael Lardas, Matthew Liew, Roderick C van den Bergh, Maria De Santis, Joaquim Bellmunt, Thomas Van den Broeck, Philip Cornford, Marcus G Cumberbatch, Nicola Fossati, Tobias Gross, Ann M Henry, Michel Bolla, Erik Briers, Steven Joniau, Thomas B Lam, Malcolm D Mason, Nicolas Mottet, Henk G van der Poel, Olivier Rouvière, Ivo G Schoots, Thomas Wiegel, Peter-Paul M Willemse, Cathy Yuhong Yuan, Liam Bourke
CONTEXT: Current evidence-based management for clinically localised prostate cancer includes active surveillance, surgery, external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and brachytherapy. The impact of these treatment modalities on quality of life (QoL) is uncertain. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review comparative studies investigating disease-specific QoL outcomes as assessed by validated cancer-specific patient-reported outcome measures with at least 1 yr of follow-up after primary treatment for clinically localised prostate cancer...
July 27, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753897/lack-of-effectiveness-of-postchemotherapy-lymphadenectomy-in-bladder-cancer-patients-with-clinical-evidence-of-metastatic-pelvic-or-retroperitoneal-lymph-nodes-only-a-propensity-score-based-analysis
#5
Andrea Necchi, Luigi Mariani, Salvatore Lo Vullo, Evan Y Yu, Michael E Woods, Yu-Ning Wong, Lauren C Harshman, Ajjaj Alva, Cora N Sternberg, Aristotelis Bamias, Petros Grivas, Vadim S Koshkin, Florian Roghmann, Jakub Dobruch, Bernie J Eigl, Lucia Nappi, Matthew I Milowsky, Guenter Niegisch, Sumanta K Pal, Ugo De Giorgi, Federica Recine, Ulka Vaishampayan, Dominik D Berthold, Daniel W Bowles, Jack Baniel, Christine Theodore, Sylvain Ladoire, Sandy Srinivas, Neeraj Agarwal, Simon Crabb, Srikala Sridhar, Ali-Reza Golshayan, Carsten Ohlmann, Evanguelos Xylinas, Thomas Powles, Johnathan E Rosenberg, Joaquim Bellmunt, Bas van Rhijn, Matthew D Galsky, Kees Hendricksen
BACKGROUND: Limited data is available on the role, and extent of, postchemotherapy lymphadenectomy (PC-LND) in patients with clinical evidence of pelvic (cN1-3) or retroperitoneal (RP) lymph node spread from urothelial bladder carcinoma. OBJECTIVE: To compare the outcomes of operated versus nonoperated patients after first-line chemotherapy. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Data from 34 centers was collected, totaling 522 patients, treated between January 2000 and June 2015...
June 3, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753879/robot-assisted-versus-open-radical-cystectomy-in-patients-receiving-perioperative-chemotherapy-for-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-the-oncologist-s-perspective-from-a-multicentre-study
#6
Andrea Necchi, Gregory R Pond, Marc C Smaldone, Sumanta K Pal, Kevin Chan, Yu-Ning Wong, Rosalia Viterbo, Guru Sonpavde, Lauren C Harshman, Simon Crabb, Ajjai Alva, Simon Chowdhury, Ugo De Giorgi, Sandy Srinivas, Neeraj Agarwal, Aristotelis Bamias, Jack Baniel, Ali-Reza Golshayan, Sylvain Ladoire, Cora N Sternberg, Linda Cerbone, Evan Y Yu, Joaquim Bellmunt, Ulka Vaishampayan, Gunter Niegisch, Syed Hussain, Daniel W Bowles, Rafael Morales-Barrera, Matthew I Milowsky, Christine Theodore, Dominik R Berthold, Srikala S Sridhar, Thomas Powles, Jonathan E Rosenberg, Matthew D Galsky
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the outcomes of robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) compared to open radical cystectomy (ORC) combined with perioperative chemotherapy for muscle-invasive urothelial bladder cancer (UBC). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate surgical and oncological outcomes for RARC and ORC in multimodal treatment. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Data from 28 centres were collected for cystectomies performed between January 2000 and July 2013...
March 31, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743155/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-prior-to-radical-cystectomy-for-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-with-variant-histology
#7
Malte W Vetterlein, Stephanie A M Wankowicz, Thomas Seisen, Richard Lander, Björn Löppenberg, Felix K-H Chun, Mani Menon, Maxine Sun, Justine A Barletta, Toni K Choueiri, Joaquim Bellmunt, Quoc-Dien Trinh, Mark A Preston
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy in pure urothelial bladder cancer provides a significant survival benefit. However, to the authors' knowledge, it is unknown whether this benefit persists in histological variants. The objective of the current study was to assess the effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on the probability of non-organ-confined disease and overall survival after radical cystectomy (RC) in patients with histological variants. METHODS: Querying the National Cancer Data Base, the authors identified 2018 patients with histological variants who were undergoing RC for bladder cancer between 2003 and 2012...
July 25, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690523/a-case-report-demonstrating-the-potential-clinical-benefit-of-exhaustive-molecular-profiling-in-an-aggressive-muscle-invasive-high-grade-metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma
#8
Amaya Ramírez de Olano, Joaquim Bellmunt, Ana Rodrigo, Luis Álvarez, Adriana Terrádez, Jesús García-Foncillas, Jean-François Laes
We present a muscle-invasive high-grade metastatic urothelial carcinoma patient, aged 71 years, with rapid progression from the diagnosis and a poor prognosis after 3 lines of treatment. A clinical exhaustive genomic profile was performed with the goal of finding potential actionable molecular alterations. The patient showed significant symptomatic and laboratory improvement with a nonstandard chemotherapy combination treatment identified by the molecular profiling, which would otherwise not have been considered...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591526/pembrolizumab-for-advanced-urothelial-carcinoma
#9
LETTER
Joaquim Bellmunt, Dean F Bajorin
New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 376, Issue 23, Page 2302-2304, June 2017.
June 8, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493171/immunotherapy-in-urothelial-cancer-recent-results-and-future-perspectives
#10
REVIEW
Matthew S Farina, Kevin T Lundgren, Joaquim Bellmunt
Cytotoxic chemotherapy has been the only systemic treatment of locally advanced and metastatic urothelial carcinoma for decades. Long-term survival remains stagnant around 12-14 months for patients with advanced disease who have progressed on or recurred after receiving first-line platinum-based chemotherapy. Improving clinical outcomes for patients with urothelial carcinoma in all disease settings requires the development of novel treatments, especially for patients who failed on first-line chemotherapy. Since the discovery of intravesical Bacillus-Calmette Guerin (BCG) in the 1970s for non-muscle invasive disease, there have not been any major breakthrough drugs that exploit the immune-sensitivity of bladder cancer until recently...
July 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487100/differential-expression-of-pd-l1-in-high-grade-t1-vs-muscle-invasive-bladder-carcinoma-and-its-prognostic-implications
#11
Stephanie A M Wankowicz, Lillian Werner, Anna Orsola, Jesse Novak, Michaela Bowden, Toni K Choueiri, Inés de Torres, Juan Morote, Gordon J Freeman, Sabina Signoretti, Joaquim Bellmunt
PURPOSE: PD-L1 is expressed on tumor cells and tumor immune cell infiltrates. In metastatic bladder cancer increased tumor immune cell infiltrate PD-L1 positivity correlated with better overall survival. However, to our knowledge in high grade T1 bladder tumors positivity on tumor cells and tumor immune cell infiltrates, and correlation with outcomes or pathological features remain unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Formalin fixed, paraffin embedded tumor samples from 140 patients with clinically annotated, high grade T1 bladder tumors were retrieved...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478885/from-the-uncertainties-to-the-evidence-a-brief-history-of-immunotherapy-as-salvage-therapy-for-advanced-bladder-cancer-through-a-meta-analysis
#12
Andrea Necchi, Daniele Raggi, Patrizia Giannatempo, Guru Sonpavde, Matthew D Galsky, Joaquim Bellmunt, Luigi Mariani, Rosalba Miceli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412065/comparative-effectiveness-of-trimodal-therapy-versus-radical-cystectomy-for-localized-muscle-invasive-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-bladder
#13
Thomas Seisen, Maxine Sun, Stuart R Lipsitz, Firas Abdollah, Jeffrey J Leow, Mani Menon, Mark A Preston, Lauren C Harshman, Adam S Kibel, Paul L Nguyen, Joaquim Bellmunt, Toni K Choueiri, Quoc-Dien Trinh
Given the lack of randomized evidence comparing trimodal therapy (TMT) to radical cystectomy (RC) for muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (UCB), we performed an observational cohort study to examine the comparative effectiveness of these two definitive treatments. Within the National Cancer Data Base (2004-2011),we identified 1257 (9.8%) and 11 586 (90.2%) patients who received TMT and RC, respectively. Inverse probability of treatment weighting (IPTW)-adjusted Kaplan-Meier analysis showed that median overall survival (OS) was similar between the TMT (40 mo, 95% confidence interval [CI] 34-46) and RC groups (43 mo 95% CI 41-45; p=0...
April 12, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389316/maintenance-therapy-with-vinflunine-plus-best-supportive-care-versus-best-supportive-care-alone-in-patients-with-advanced-urothelial-carcinoma-with-a-response-after-first-line-chemotherapy-maja-sogug-2011-02-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-open-label-phase
#14
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jesus García-Donas, Albert Font, Begoña Pérez-Valderrama, José Antonio Virizuela, Miquel Ángel Climent, Susana Hernando-Polo, José Ángel Arranz, Maria Del Mar Llorente, Nuria Lainez, José Carlos Villa-Guzmán, Begoña Mellado, Aránzazu González Del Alba, Daniel Castellano, Enrique Gallardo, Urbano Anido, Xavier García Del Muro, Montserrat Domènech, Javier Puente, Rafael Morales-Barrera, Jose Luis Pérez-Gracia, Joaquim Bellmunt
BACKGROUND: Maintenance therapy improves outcomes in various tumour types, but cumulative toxic effects limit the choice of drugs. We investigated whether maintenance therapy with vinflunine would delay disease progression in patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma who had achieved disease control with first-line chemotherapy. METHODS: We did a randomised, controlled, open-label, phase 2 trial in 21 Spanish hospitals. Eligible patients had locally advanced, surgically unresectable, or metastatic transitional-cell carcinoma of the urothelial tract, adequate organ function, and disease control after four to six cycles of cisplatin and gemcitabine (carboplatin allowed after cycle four)...
May 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336078/what-is-the-negative-predictive-value-of-multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-excluding-prostate-cancer-at-biopsy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-from-the-european-association-of-urology-prostate-cancer-guidelines-panel
#15
Paul C Moldovan, Thomas Van den Broeck, Richard Sylvester, Lorenzo Marconi, Joaquim Bellmunt, Roderick C N van den Bergh, Michel Bolla, Erik Briers, Marcus G Cumberbatch, Nicola Fossati, Tobias Gross, Ann M Henry, Steven Joniau, Theo H van der Kwast, Vsevolod B Matveev, Henk G van der Poel, Maria De Santis, Ivo G Schoots, Thomas Wiegel, Cathy Yuhong Yuan, Philip Cornford, Nicolas Mottet, Thomas B Lam, Olivier Rouvière
CONTEXT: It remains unclear whether patients with a suspicion of prostate cancer (PCa) and negative multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) can safely obviate prostate biopsy. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature assessing the negative predictive value (NPV) of mpMRI in patients with a suspicion of PCa. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: The Embase, Medline, and Cochrane databases were searched up to February 2016. Studies reporting prebiopsy mpMRI results using transrectal or transperineal biopsy as a reference standard were included...
March 21, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246107/comprehensive-meta-analysis-of-key-immune-related-adverse-events-from-ctla-4-and-pd-1-pd-l1-inhibitors-in-cancer-patients
#16
Guillermo De Velasco, Youjin Je, Dominick Bossé, Mark M Awad, Patrick A Ott, Raphael B Moreira, Fabio Schutz, Joaquim Bellmunt, Guru P Sonpavde, F Stephen Hodi, Toni K Choueiri
Immune-related adverse events (irAE) have been described with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI), but the incidence and relative risk (RR) of irAEs associated with these drugs remains unclear. We selected five key irAEs from treatments with approved cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4), programmed cell death 1 (PD-1), and programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitors (ipilimumab, nivolumab, or pembrolizumab, and atezolizumab, respectively) to better characterize their safety profile. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized phase II/III immunotherapy trials, with non-ICI control arms, conducted between 1996 and 2016...
April 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220024/molecular-subtypes-improve-prognostic-value-of-international-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-database-consortium-prognostic-model
#17
Guillermo de Velasco, Aedín C Culhane, André P Fay, A Ari Hakimi, Martin H Voss, Nizar M Tannir, Pheroze Tamboli, Leonard J Appleman, Joaquim Bellmunt, W Kimryn Rathmell, Laurence Albiges, James J Hsieh, Daniel Y C Heng, Sabina Signoretti, Toni K Choueiri
INTRODUCTION: Gene-expression signatures for prognosis have been reported in localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The aim of this study was to test the predictive power of two different signatures, ClearCode34, a 34-gene signature model [Eur Urol 2014;66:77-84], and an 8-gene signature model [Eur Urol 2015;67:17-20], in the setting of systemic therapy for metastatic disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Metastatic RCC (mRCC) patients from five institutions who were part of TCGA were identified and clinical data were retrieved...
March 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212060/pembrolizumab-as-second-line-therapy-for-advanced-urothelial-carcinoma
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Joaquim Bellmunt, Ronald de Wit, David J Vaughn, Yves Fradet, Jae-Lyun Lee, Lawrence Fong, Nicholas J Vogelzang, Miguel A Climent, Daniel P Petrylak, Toni K Choueiri, Andrea Necchi, Winald Gerritsen, Howard Gurney, David I Quinn, Stéphane Culine, Cora N Sternberg, Yabing Mai, Christian H Poehlein, Rodolfo F Perini, Dean F Bajorin
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma that progresses after platinum-based chemotherapy have a poor prognosis and limited treatment options. METHODS: In this open-label, international, phase 3 trial, we randomly assigned 542 patients with advanced urothelial cancer that recurred or progressed after platinum-based chemotherapy to receive pembrolizumab (a highly selective, humanized monoclonal IgG4κ isotype antibody against programmed death 1 [PD-1]) at a dose of 200 mg every 3 weeks or the investigator's choice of chemotherapy with paclitaxel, docetaxel, or vinflunine...
March 16, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137924/dna-damage-response-and-repair-gene-alterations-are-associated-with-improved-survival-in-patients-with-platinum-treated-advanced-urothelial-carcinoma
#19
Min Yuen Teo, Richard M Bambury, Emily C Zabor, Emmet Jordan, Hikmat Al-Ahmadie, Mariel E Boyd, Nancy Bouvier, Stephanie A Mullane, Eugene K Cha, Nitin Roper, Irina Ostrovnaya, David M Hyman, Bernard H Bochner, Maria E Arcila, David B Solit, Michael F Berger, Dean F Bajorin, Joaquim Bellmunt, Gopakumar Iyer, Jonathan E Rosenberg
Purpose: Platinum-based chemotherapy remains the standard treatment for advanced urothelial carcinoma by inducing DNA damage. We hypothesize that somatic alterations in DNA damage response and repair (DDR) genes are associated with improved sensitivity to platinum-based chemotherapy.Experimental Design: Patients with diagnosis of locally advanced and metastatic urothelial carcinoma treated with platinum-based chemotherapy who had exon sequencing with the Memorial Sloan Kettering-Integrated Mutation Profiling of Actionable Cancer Targets (MSK-IMPACT) assay were identified...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126351/the-benefits-and-harms-of-different-extents-of-lymph-node-dissection-during-radical-prostatectomy-for-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Nicola Fossati, Peter-Paul M Willemse, Thomas Van den Broeck, Roderick C N van den Bergh, Cathy Yuhong Yuan, Erik Briers, Joaquim Bellmunt, Michel Bolla, Philip Cornford, Maria De Santis, Ekelechi MacPepple, Ann M Henry, Malcolm D Mason, Vsevolod B Matveev, Henk G van der Poel, Theo H van der Kwast, Olivier Rouvière, Ivo G Schoots, Thomas Wiegel, Thomas B Lam, Nicolas Mottet, Steven Joniau
CONTEXT: There is controversy regarding the therapeutic role of pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer (PCa). OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the relevant literature assessing the relative benefits and harms of PLND for oncological and non-oncological outcomes in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy for PCa. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: MEDLINE, MEDLINE In-Process, Embase, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched up to December 2015...
January 24, 2017: European Urology
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