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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431480/predictive-and-prognostic-factors-associated-with-soft-tissue-sarcoma-response-to-chemotherapy-a-subgroup-analysis-of-the-european-organisation-for-research-and-treatment-of-cancer-62012-study
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Robin J Young, Saskia Litière, Michela Lia, Pancras C W Hogendoorn, Cyril Fisher, Gunhild Mechtersheimer, Søren Daugaard, Raf Sciot, Françoise Collin, Christina Messiou, Viktor Grünwald, Alessandro Gronchi, Winette van der Graaf, Eva Wardelmann, Ian Judson
BACKGROUND: The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) 62012 study was a Phase III trial of doxorubicin versus doxorubicin-ifosfamide chemotherapy in 455 patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma (STS). Analysis of the main study showed that combination chemotherapy improved tumor response and progression-free survival, but differences in overall survival (OS) were not statistically significant. We analyzed factors prognostic for tumor response and OS, and assessed histological subgroup and tumor grade as predictive factors to identify patients more likely to benefit from combination chemotherapy...
April 21, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429751/preclinical-study-of-raav2-strail-pharmaceutical-efficacy-biodistribution-and-safety-in-animals
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Q Ru, W Li, X Wang, S Zhang, L Chen, Y Zhang, Y Ge, Y Zu, Y Liu, D Zheng
The recombinant sTRAIL has been in clinical trial for various human malignancies. However, the half-life time of sTRAIL is very short, which might be an important factor influencing its clinical efficacy for cancer therapy. We previously reported the recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV)-encoding sTRAIL95-281-mediated sTRAIL expression in vivo up to 8 months and suppressed tumor growth markedly in mouse xenografts. In the present study, we further evaluated the clinical potency for cancer gene therapy and the safety in mouse and non-human primates...
April 21, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420805/immunotherapeutic-approaches-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Vito Longo, Antonio Gnoni, Andrea Casadei Gardini, Salvatore Pisconti, Antonella Licchetta, Mario Scartozzi, Riccardo Memeo, Vincenzo Ostilio Palmieri, Giuseppe Aprile, Daniele Santini, Patrizia Nardulli, Nicola Silvestris, Oronzo Brunetti
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a cancer with a high mortality rate due to the fact that the diagnosis usually occurs at anadvanced stage. Even in case of curative surgical treatment, recurrence is common. Sorafenib and regorafenib are the only therapeutic agents that have been demonstrated to be effective in advanced HCC, thus novel curative approaches are urgently needed. Recent studies focus on the role of immune system in HCC. In fact, the unique immune response in the liver favors tolerance, which can represent a real challenge for conventional immunotherapy in these patients...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419193/a-randomized-phase-ii-iii-study-of-cabazitaxel-versus-vinflunine-in-metastatic-or-locally-advanced-transitional-cell-carcinoma-of-the-urothelium-secavin
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J Bellmunt, J M Kerst, F Vázquez, R Morales-Barrera, E Grande, A Medina, Mªb González Graguera, G Rubio, U Anido, O Fernández Calvo, E González-Billalabeitia, Ajm Van den Eertwegh, E Pujol, J L Perez-Gracia, J L González Larriba, R Collado, M Los, S Maciá, R De Wit
BACKGROUND: Despite the advent of immunotherapy in urothelial cancer, there is still a need to find effective cytotoxic agents beyond first and second line. Vinflunine is the only treatment approved in this setting by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and taxanes are also widely used in second line. Cabazitaxel is a taxane with activity in docetaxel-refractory cancers. A randomized study was conducted to compare its efficacy vs vinflunine. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a multicenter, randomized, open-label, phase II/III study, following a Simon's optimal method with stopping rules based on an interim futility analysis and a formal efficacy analysis at the end of the phase II...
April 13, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417463/pharmacological-interventions-for-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Francesca Saffioti, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy, Neil Hawkins, Clare D Toon, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Brian R Davidson, Douglas Thorburn
BACKGROUND: Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a chronic cholestatic liver disease that is associated with both hepatobiliary and colorectal malignancies, which can result in liver cirrhosis and its complications. The optimal pharmacological treatment for patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: To assess the comparative benefits and harms of different pharmacological interventions in people with primary sclerosing cholangitis by performing a network meta-analysis, and to generate rankings of available pharmacological interventions according to their safety and efficacy...
March 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411193/liver-metastasis-and-treatment-outcome-with-anti-pd-1-monoclonal-antibody-in-patients-with-melanoma-and-nsclc
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Paul C Tumeh, Matthew D Hellmann, Omid Hamid, Katy K Tsai, Kimberly L Loo, Matthew A Gubens, Michael Rosenblum, Christina L Harview, Janis Taube, Nathan Handley, Neharika Khurana, Adi Nosrati, Matthew F Krummel, Andrew Tucker, Eduardo Sosa, Philip J Sanchez, Nooriel Banayan, Juan Osorio, Dan L Nguyen-Kim, Jeremy Chang, I Peter Shintaku, Peter Boasberg, Emma J Taylor, Pamela N Munster, Alain P Algazi, Bartosz Chmielowski, Reinhard Dummer, Tristan R Grogan, David A Elashoff, Jimmy Hwang, Simone Goldinger, Edward Garon, Robert H Pierce, Adil I Daud
We explored the association between liver metastases, tumor CD8+ T cell count, and response in patients with melanoma or lung cancer treated with the anti-PD-1 antibody, pembrolizumab. The melanoma discovery cohort was drawn from the Phase I Keynote 001 trial, whereas the melanoma validation cohort was drawn from Keynote 002, 006, and EAP trials and the non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cohort from Keynote 001. Liver metastasis was associated with reduced response and shortened progression-free survival (PFS); [objective response rate (ORR), 30...
April 14, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405961/treatment-patterns-and-early-outcomes-of-alk-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-receiving-ceritinib-a-chart-review-study
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Edmond Bendaly, Anand A Dalal, Kenneth Culver, Philip Galebach, Iryna Bocharova, Rebekah Foster, Medha Sasane, Alexander R Macalalad, Annie Guérin
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to provide the first real-world description of the characteristics, treatments, dosing patterns, and early outcomes of patients with ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who received ceritinib in US clinical practice. METHODS: US oncologists provided data from medical charts of adult patients diagnosed with locally advanced or metastatic ALK-positive NSCLC who received ceritinib following crizotinib. Patient characteristics, treatment patterns, ceritinib dosing, early outcomes, and occurrence of gastrointestinal adverse events (AEs) by dose and instructions on food intake were assessed, and Kaplan-Meier analysis was used to describe clinician-defined progression-free survival (PFS) on ceritinib...
April 12, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392163/current-progress-in-non-viral-rnai-based-delivery-strategies-to-lymphocytes
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REVIEW
Shoshy Mizrahy, Inbal Hazan-Halevy, Niels Dammes, Dalit Landesman-Milo, Dan Peer
RNAi-based therapy holds great promise, as it can be utilized for the treatment of multiple conditions in an accurate manner via sequence-specific manipulation of gene expression. To date, RNAi therapeutics have advanced into clinical trials for liver diseases and solid tumors; however, delivery of RNAi to leukocytes in general and to lymphocytes in particular remains a challenge. Lymphocytes are notoriously hard to transduce with RNAi payloads and are disseminated throughout the body, often located in deep tissues; therefore, developing an efficient systemic delivery system directed to lymphocytes is not a trivial task...
April 6, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392022/reox-evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-retreatment-with-an-oxaliplatin-containing-regimen-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-retrospective-single-center-study
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Talita Costa, Jose Nuñez, Tiago Felismino, Leonardo Boente, Celso Mello
BACKGROUND: Treatment of metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma (mCRC) has evolved, and survival is over 30 months in contemporary trials. Nevertheless, there is a paucity of effective regimes after the first or second-line treatment. Thus, reexposure to previously used drugs has become a treatment strategy for some patients. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of retreatment with an oxaliplatin-containing regimen in mCRC and correlate this with clinicopathologic features. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 83 patients with mCRC who underwent reexposure to oxaliplatin (REOX)...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376151/local-treatment-of-unresectable-colorectal-liver-metastases-results-of-a-randomized-phase-ii-trial
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Theo Ruers, Frits Van Coevorden, Cornelis J A Punt, Jean-Pierre E N Pierie, Inne Borel-Rinkes, Jonathan A Ledermann, Graeme Poston, Wolf Bechstein, Marie-Ange Lentz, Murielle Mauer, Gunnar Folprecht, Eric Van Cutsem, Michel Ducreux, Bernard Nordlinger
Background: Tumor ablation is often employed for unresectable colorectal liver metastases. However, no survival benefit has ever been demonstrated in prospective randomized studies. Here, we investigate the long-term benefits of such an aggressive approach. Methods: In this randomized phase II trial, 119 patients with unresectable colorectal liver metastases (n < 10 and no extrahepatic disease) received systemic treatment alone or systemic treatment plus aggressive local treatment by radiofrequency ablation ± resection...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372569/cancer-metastasis-issues-and-challenges
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EDITORIAL
Chao-Nan Qian, Yan Mei, Jian Zhang
Metastasis is the major cause of treatment failure in cancer patients and of cancer-related deaths. This editorial discusses how cancer metastasis may be better perceived and controlled. Based on big-data analyses, a collection of 150 important pro-metastatic genes was studied. Using The Cancer Genome Atlas datasets to re-analyze the effect of some previously reported metastatic genes-e.g., JAM2, PPARGC1A, SIK2, and TRAF6-on overall survival of patients with renal and liver cancers, we found that these genes are actually protective factors for patients with cancer...
April 3, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365948/sorafenib-with-tace-improves-the-survival-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-with-more-than-10-cm-tumor-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Gokmen Aktas, Tulay Kus, Mehmet Emin Kalender, Selim Kervancioglu, Alper Sevinc, Seval Kul, Celaletdin Camci
PURPOSE: Sorafenib, a multikinase inhibitor, is effective in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is an important palliative treatment for unresectable HCC, but TACE-induced ischemic injury can upregulate angiogenic factors and it might be associated with poor prognosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of conventional TACE with or without sorafenib in patients with Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage A-B HCC...
January 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365947/irreversible-electroporation-nanoknife%C3%A2-treatment-in-the-field-of-hepatobiliary-surgery-current-status-and-future-perspectives
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Georgios Kourounis, Patrick Paul Tabet, Demetrios Moris, Alexandros Papalambros, Evangelos Felekouras, Fanourios Georgiades, George Astras, Athanasios Petrou
PURPOSE: We aimed to provide an overview of current understanding on the potential use of irreversible electroporation (IRE) in the field of hepatobiliary surgery with a focus on current results in hepatic and pancreatic cancers, its limitations, and its current directions. METHODS: Through a review of the literature we have gathered the key articles and trials that are shaping our understanding of the current status of IRE and its prospective uses, and organized them in an easily understandable format showcasing the most up to date results...
January 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360015/health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-locally-recurrent-or-metastatic-breast-cancer-treated-with-etirinotecan-pegol-versus-treatment-of-physician-s-choice-results-from-the-randomised-phase-iii-beacon-trial
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Chris Twelves, Javier Cortés, Joyce O'Shaughnessy, Ahmad Awada, Edith A Perez, Seock-Ah Im, Patricia Gómez-Pardo, Lee S Schwartzberg, Véronique Diéras, Denise A Yardley, David A Potter, Audrey Mailliez, Alvaro Moreno-Aspitia, Jin-Seok Ahn, Carol Zhao, Ute Hoch, Mary Tagliaferri, Alison L Hannah, Hope S Rugo
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) enhances understanding of treatment effects that impact clinical decision-making. Although the primary end-point was not achieved, the BEACON (BrEAst Cancer Outcomes with NKTR-102) trial established etirinotecan pegol, a long-acting topoisomerase-1 (TOP1) inhibitor, as a promising therapeutic for patients with advanced/metastatic breast cancer (MBC) achieving clinically meaningful benefits in median overall survival (OS) for patients with stable brain metastases, with liver metastases or ≥ 2 sites of metastatic disease compared to treatment of physician's choice (TPC)...
March 27, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359239/oncolytic-virotherapy-and-gene-therapy-strategies-for-hepatobiliary-cancers
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Takeshi Yamada, Yukako Hamano, Naoyuki Hasegawa, Kazunari K Yokoyama, Ichinosuke Hyodo, Masato Abei
Advanced liver cancers and biliary cancers represent diseases with dismal prognosis because of frequent local invasion and metastasis. Effective therapeutic agents for these cancers have not been established. Oncolytic viruses (OVs) constitute a novel class of promising, selective anticancer agents and recent studies have elucidated their unique features. Moreover, clinical trials are demonstrating promising results. Numerous OVs are being tested in preclinical models of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The lead agent Pexa-Vec (pexastimogene devacirepvec, JX-594) , a recombinant Wyeth strain vaccinia virus, has demonstrated preliminary evidence of safety and efficacy for HCC in clinical trials...
March 30, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351831/protocol-for-combined-analysis-of-foxfire-sirflox-and-foxfire-global-randomized-phase-iii-trials-of-chemotherapy-selective-internal-radiation-therapy-as-first-line-treatment-for-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Pradeep S Virdee, Joanna Moschandreas, Val Gebski, Sharon B Love, E Anne Francis, Harpreet S Wasan, Guy van Hazel, Peter Gibbs, Ricky A Sharma
BACKGROUND: In colorectal cancer (CRC), unresectable liver metastases are associated with a poor prognosis. The FOXFIRE (an open-label randomized phase III trial of 5-fluorouracil, oxaliplatin, and folinic acid +/- interventional radioembolization as first-line treatment for patients with unresectable liver-only or liver-predominant metastatic colorectal cancer), SIRFLOX (randomized comparative study of FOLFOX6m plus SIR-Spheres microspheres versus FOLFOX6m alone as first-line treatment in patients with nonresectable liver metastases from primary colorectal carcinoma), and FOXFIRE-Global (assessment of overall survival of FOLFOX6m plus SIR-Spheres microspheres versus FOLFOX6m alone as first-line treatment in patients with nonresectable liver metastases from primary colorectal carcinoma in a randomized clinical study) clinical trials were designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of combining first-line chemotherapy with selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) using yttrium-90 resin microspheres, also called transarterial radioembolization...
March 28, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351519/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-the-evaluation-of-blunt-pediatric-abdominal-trauma
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Lindsey B Armstrong, David P Mooney, Harriet Paltiel, Carol Barnewolt, Beatrice Dionigi, Mary Arbuthnot, Chinwendu Onwubiko, Susan A Connolly, Delma Y Jarrett, Jill M Zalieckas
INTRODUCTION: Blunt abdominal trauma is a common problem in children. Computed tomography (CT) is the gold standard for imaging in pediatric blunt abdominal trauma, however up to 50% of CTs are normal and CT carries a risk of radiation-induced cancer. Contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) may allow accurate detection of abdominal organ injuries while eliminating exposure to ionizing radiation. METHODS: Children aged 7-18years with a CT-diagnosed abdominal solid organ injury underwent grayscale/power Doppler ultrasound (conventional US) and CEUS within 48h of injury...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351116/management-of-people-with-early-or-very-early-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Avik Majumdar, Davide Roccarina, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (primary liver cancer) is classified in many ways. The Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) group staging classifies the cancer based on patient's life expectancy. People with very early- or early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma have single tumour or three tumours of maximum diameter of 3 cm or less, Child-Pugh status A to B, and performance status 0 (fully functional). Management of hepatocellular carcinoma is uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To assess the comparative benefits and harms of different interventions used in the treatment of early or very early hepatocellular carcinoma through a network meta-analysis and to generate rankings of the available interventions according to their safety and efficacy...
March 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347640/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-utility-of-repeated-versus-single-hepatic-resection-for-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastases
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REVIEW
Elena F Wurster, Solveig Tenckhoff, Pascal Probst, Katrin Jensen, Eva Dölger, Phillip Knebel, Markus K Diener, Markus W Büchler, Alexis Ulrich
BACKGROUND: Recurrence of colorectal liver metastases after a first hepatectomy is common (4-48% of patients). This review investigates the utility of repeated hepatic resection of colorectal liver metastases. METHODS: A systematic search of the literature was performed in the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and trial registers. All studies comparing repeated hepatic resection for colorectal liver metastases with patients who underwent only one hepatectomy were eligible...
March 24, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347250/chimeric-antigen-receptor-engineered-t-cells-for-liver-cancers-progress-and-obstacles
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REVIEW
Keyu Li, Yaliang Lan, Jiabei Wang, Lianxin Liu
Chimeric antigen receptor-engineered T cells therapy has become the hottest topic of immunotherapy, as its great successes achieved in treating refractory hematological malignancies. These successes also paved the road to novel strategies of treating various solid tumors including liver cancer. Many specific proteins can be expressed aberrantly in liver cancers; therefore, a series of experimental and clinical researches exploring chimeric antigen receptor-engineered T cells and liver cancer are in progress, acquiring obvious antitumor effect and revealing its feasibility in treating liver cancer...
March 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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