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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729180/symptom-and-quality-of-life-improvement-in-lux-lung-8-an-open-label-phase-iii-study-of-second-line-afatinib-versus-erlotinib-in-patients-with-advanced-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung-after-first-line-platinum-based-chemotherapy
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Enriqueta Felip, Vera Hirsh, Sanjay Popat, Manuel Cobo, Andrea Fülöp, Charles Dayen, José M Trigo, Richard Gregg, Cornelius F Waller, Jean-Charles Soria, Glenwood D Goss, James Gordon, Bushi Wang, Michael Palmer, Eva Ehrnrooth, Shirish M Gadgeel
INTRODUCTION: In the phase III LUX-Lung 8 trial, afatinib significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) versus erlotinib in patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the lung progressing during or after platinum-based chemotherapy. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and health-related quality of life (QoL) in these patients are presented. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients (n = 795) were randomized 1:1 to oral afatinib (40 mg/d) or erlotinib (150 mg/d)...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729151/standard-dose-pembrolizumab-in-combination-with-reduced-dose-ipilimumab-for-patients-with-advanced-melanoma-keynote-029-an-open-label-phase-1b-trial
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Georgina V Long, Victoria Atkinson, Jonathan S Cebon, Michael B Jameson, Bernie M Fitzharris, Catriona M McNeil, Andrew G Hill, Antoni Ribas, Michael B Atkins, John A Thompson, Wen-Jen Hwu, F Stephen Hodi, Alexander M Menzies, Alexander D Guminski, Richard Kefford, Benjamin Y Kong, Babak Tamjid, Archana Srivastava, Anna J Lomax, Mohammed Islam, Xinxin Shu, Scot Ebbinghaus, Nageatte Ibrahim, Matteo S Carlino
BACKGROUND: Reduced-dose nivolumab in combination with standard-dose ipilimumab improves objective response and progression-free survival compared with standard-dose ipilimumab alone, but increases toxicity. We assessed the safety and anti-tumour activity of standard-dose pembrolizumab in combination with reduced-dose ipilimumab. METHODS: In this open-label, phase 1b trial, we recruited patients from 12 medical centres in Australia, New Zealand, and the USA. Eligible patients were aged at least 18 years, had advanced melanoma, had an Eastern Coooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 or 1, had measurable disease according to the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) version 1...
July 17, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729021/ascend-8-a-randomized-phase-1-study-of-ceritinib-450-mg-or-600-mg-taken-with-a-low-fat-meal-versus-750-mg-in-fasted-state-in-patients-with-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-alk-rearranged-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc
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Byoung Chul Cho, Dong-Wan Kim, Alessandra Bearz, Scott A Laurie, Mark McKeage, Gloria Borra, Keunchil Park, Sang-We Kim, Marwan Ghosn, Andrea Ardizzoni, Evaristo Maiello, Alastair Greystoke, Richard Yu, Karen Osborne, Wen Gu, Jeffrey W Scott, Vanessa Q Passos, Yvonne Y Lau, Anna Wrona
INTRODUCTION: Ceritinib 750 mg fasted is approved for treatment of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-rearranged (ALK+) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients previously treated with crizotinib. Part 1 of ASCEND-8 study determined whether administering ceritinib 450 mg or 600 mg with a low-fat meal may enhance gastrointestinal (GI) tolerability vs 750 mg fasted in ALK+ NSCLC patients while maintaining similar exposure. METHODS: ASCEND-8 is a multicenter, randomized, open-label, phase 1 study...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723233/treatment-patterns-and-clinical-outcomes-with-pazopanib-in-patients-with-advanced-soft-tissue-sarcomas-in-a-compassionate-use-setting-results-of-the-spire-study
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Hans Gelderblom, Ian R Judson, Charlotte Benson, Ofer Merimsky, Giovanni Grignani, Daniela Katz, Klaus W Freivogel, Dara Stein, Minesh Jobanputra, Arron Mungul, Stephanie C Manson, Roberta Sanfilippo
BACKGROUND: A named patient program (NPP) was designed to provide patients with advanced soft-tissue sarcoma (aSTS) access to pazopanib, a multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor. The SPIRE study was a retrospective chart review of participating patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eligibility criteria for the NPP and SPIRE mirrored those of the pivotal phase-III study, PALETTE, which compared pazopanib with placebo in patients ≥18 years with aSTS and whose disease had progressed during or following prior chemotherapy or were otherwise unsuitable for chemotherapy...
July 19, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715490/patterns-of-care-of-brain-tumor-related-epilepsy-a-cohort-study-done-in-italian-epilepsy-center
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Marta Maschio, Ettore Beghi, Marina M L Casazza, Gabriella Colicchio, Cinzia Costa, Paola Banfi, Stefano Quadri, Paolo Aloisi, Anna Teresa Giallonardo, Carla Buttinelli, Giada Pauletto, Salvatore Striano, Andrea Salmaggi, Riccardo Terenzi, Ornella Daniele, Giovanni Crichiutti, Francesco Paladin, Rosario Rossi, Giulia Prato, Federico Vigevano, Roberto De Simone, Federica Ricci, Marina Saladini, Fabrizio Monti, Susanna Casellato, Tiziano Zanoni, Diana Giannarelli, Giuliano Avanzini, Umberto Aguglia
Epilepsy is the most common comorbidity in patients with brain tumors. STUDY AIMS: To define characteristics of brain tumor-related epilepsy (BTRE) patients and identify patterns of care. Nationwide, multicenter retrospective cohort study. Medical records of BTRE patients seen from 1/1/2010 to 12/31/2011, followed for at least one month were examined. Information included age, sex, tumor type/treatments, epilepsy characteristics, antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Time to modify first AED due to inefficacy and/or toxicity was assessed with the Kaplan-Meier method and Cox proportional hazard models were used to identify predictors of treatment outcome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711275/chemotherapy-induced-stroke-mimic-5-fluorouracil-encephalopathy-fulfilling-criteria-for-tissue-plasminogen-activator-therapy
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May Thuy Nguyen, Robyn Stoianovici, Luigi Brunetti
Stroke mimics, especially those involving chemotherapy related neurotoxicity, can confound the clinical diagnosis of acute stroke. Here we describe the case of a 63year-old male with a recent history of stage IIIC colon cancer who presented with confusion on the second day of modified FOLFOX6 (5-fluorouracil/oxaliplatin) chemotherapy and subsequently received alteplase, tissue plasminogen activator therapy (tPA), for presumed ischemic stroke. Magnetic resonance imaging scans after tPA administration did not reveal evidence of an infarction and the patients' neurological symptoms resolved completely after discontinuation of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705090/the-safety-of-available-treatments-options-for-neuroendocrine-tumors
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A Faggiano, F Lo Calzo, G Pizza, R Modica, A Colao
Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN) represent a heterogeneous group of malignancies generally characterized by low proliferation and indolent course. However, about half of the newly diagnosed cases are metastatic and require long-term systemic therapies. Areas covered: this review revise the literature to summarize the current knowledge upon safety of all systemic treatment options available. A total amount of 33 different clinical studies have been considered, including 4 on somatostatin analogues (SSA), 5 on targeted therapies, 10 on peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT), and 14 on chemotherapy...
July 14, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701892/a-pilot-study-of-post-operative-adjuvant-vaccine-for-advanced-gastric-cancer
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Yoshiyuki Fujiwara, Keijiro Sugimura, Hiroshi Miyata, Takeshi Omori, Hiroyuki Nakano, Chie Mochizuki, Katsuji Shimizu, Hiroaki Saito, Keigo Ashida, Soichiro Honjyo, Yusuke Nakamura, Masahiko Yano
BACKGROUND: Previously, we had performed a clinical study using human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A24-binding peptide vaccines containing a combination of novel cancer-testis antigens and anti-angiogenic peptides derived from DEPDC1, URLC10, FOXM1, KIF20A and VEGFR1 for advanced gastric cancer (AGC) patients who were refractory to chemotherapy. We applied the cocktail vaccine to the combination therapy with S-1 for patients with AGC as a post-operative adjuvant therapy and performed this clinical pilot study...
June 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699105/tapentadol-in-neuropathic-pain-cancer-patients-a-prospective-open-label-study
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Edvina Galiè, Veronica Villani, Irene Terrenato, Andrea Pace
Many chemotherapy treatments induce peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). These patients often experience neuropathic pain (NP) that reduces the quality of life. The aim of this prospective, open label study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of tapentadol (TP) in patients affected by CIPN. CIPN were consecutively enrolled in a prospective open label study at the Neuro-Oncology Unit of the Regina Elena National Cancer Institute in Rome. During the titration phase, each patient initially received doses of TP 50 mg twice a day...
July 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693140/acute-myeloid-leukemia-with-t-3-21-q26-2-q22-developing-following-low-dose-methotrexate-therapy-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-expressing-two-aml1-mds1-evi1-fusion-proteins-a-case-report
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Keisuke Tanaka, Gaku Oshikawa, Hiroki Akiyama, Shinya Ishida, Toshikage Nagao, Masahide Yamamoto, Osamu Miura
The t(3;21)(q26.2;q22) translocation is a rare chromosomal abnormality exhibited almost exclusively in therapy-related myelodysplastic syndrome/acute myeloid leukemia (t-MDS/AML) or in the blastic crisis phase of chronic myelogenous leukemia, which results in the fusion of the runt related transcription factor 1 (RUNX1, also called AML1) gene at 21q22 to the myelodysplasia syndrome 1 (MDS1)-ecotropic virus integration site 1 (EVI1) complex locus (MECOM) at 3q26.2, generating various fusion transcripts, including AML1/MDS1/EVI1 (AME)...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682871/post-hoc-analyses-of-east-asian-patients-from-the-randomized-placebo-controlled-prevail-trial-of-enzalutamide-in-patients-with-chemotherapy-na%C3%A3-ve-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Choung Soo Kim, Young Deuk Choi, Sang Eun Lee, Hyun Moo Lee, Takeshi Ueda, Junji Yonese, Takashi Fukagai, Edmund Chiong, Weber Lau, Sarang Abhyankar, Ad Theeuwes, Bertrand Tombal, Tomasz M Beer, Go Kimura
BACKGROUND: Enzalutamide is an androgen receptor (AR) inhibitor that acts on different steps in the AR signaling pathway. In PREVAIL, an international, phase III, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, enzalutamide significantly reduced the risk of radiographic progression by 81% (hazard ratio [HR], 0.19; P < .0001) and reduced the risk of death by 29% (HR, 0.71; P < .0001) compared with placebo in chemotherapy-naïve men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667408/randomized-phase-ii-study-of-daily-and-alternate-day-administration-of-s-1-for-advanced-gastric-cancer-jfmc43-1003
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Hiroaki Tanaka, Mitsuro Kanda, Satoshi Morita, Masataka Taguri, Kazuhiro Nishikawa, Mitsuo Shimada, Kazuya Muguruma, Keisuke Koeda, Masazumi Takahashi, Mikihito Nakamori, Hiroyuki Konno, Akihito Tsuji, Yoshinori Hosoya, Tetsuhiko Shirasaka, Susumu Yamamitsu, Michio Sowa, Masaki Kitajima, Masazumi Okajima, Michiya Kobayashi, Junichi Sakamoto, Shigetoyo Saji, Kosei Hirakawa
PURPOSE: Although S-1 based chemotherapy for patients with advanced gastric cancer has generally been accepted in Japan, discontinuations of treatment have been reported due to grade 3 or more adverse events. The present randomized phase II study was conducted to test whether alternate-day administration of S-1 would be comparably efficient and reduce adverse events compared with conventional daily administration in the first-line chemotherapy for advanced gastric cancer. METHODS: 132 patients with advanced gastric cancer were randomly assigned to 1:2 ratios to receive treatment with daily at a standard dose of 80 mg/m(2)/day or alternate-day administration group received S-1 on 4 days a week...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666508/disseminated-kaposi-s-sarcoma-in-an-immunosuppressed-patient-after-long-term-inhaled-and-systemic-steroid-therapy
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Shiyam Kumar, Ikram A Burney, P A M Saparamadu, Chandu de Silva
Kaposi's sarcoma is associated with immunosuppressant treatment administered to patients with organ transplant and other immune related disorders. Several case reports have reported association of Kaposi's sarcoma and steroids. Almost all patients in those case reports had localised disease to skin and they responded to tapering doses or discontinuation of steroids. Here we present a case of an elderly asthmatic man who was using self-medication with systemic and inhaled steroids for about two decades. He presented with widespread skin lesions and anemia...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660548/chemotherapy-induced-cardiomyopathy-caused-by-pemetrexed
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Takuya Oyakawa, Kei Iida, Masatoshi Kusuhara, Hirotsugu Kenmotsu, Takashi Sugino
Chemotherapy-related cardiac toxicity is a rare but serious adverse event in patients with cancer. Thus far, no case of serious cardiac toxicity of pemetrexed has been reported. We describe the case of a patient with advanced lung cancer and cardiomyopathy due to pemetrexed. A 59-year-old woman visited our hospital, and we found abnormal findings on a chest radiograph. She was diagnosed as having stage IV lung adenocarcinoma. Chemotherapy with cisplatin and pemetrexed every 3 weeks was initiated. After four cycles of chemotherapy, maintenance chemotherapy with pemetrexed was administered every 3 weeks...
June 28, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659138/the-effect-of-geriatric-intervention-in-frail-elderly-patients-receiving-chemotherapy-for-colorectal-cancer-a-randomized-trial-gerico
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C M Lund, K K Vistisen, C Dehlendorff, F Rønholt, J S Johansen, D L Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Better surgical techniques, chemotherapy and biological therapy have improved survival in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC), most markedly in younger patients. About half of patients over 70 years receive dose reductions or early treatment discontinuation of the planned adjuvant or first-line treatment due to side effects. The Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is a multidisciplinary evaluation of an elderly individual's health status. This assessment in older patients with cancer can predict survival, chemotherapy toxicity and morbidity...
June 28, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655091/-outcomes-of-lenalidomide-based-treatment-for-57-patients-of-relapsed-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma
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S H Deng, Y Xu, W W Sui, G An, X H Mao, Z J Li, D H Zou, L G Qiu
Objective: To investigate the clinical efficacy and safety of lenalidomide (Revlimid, R) -based chemotherapy in the treatment of relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (MM) patients. Methods: 57 consecutively relapsed/refractory MM patients were retrospectively analyzed from June 2013 to February 2016. All the patients received lenalidomide-based chemotherapy. Results: ① 60.4% patients had international staging system (ISS) stage Ⅲ, 37.9% patients had revised international staging system (R-ISS) stage Ⅲ, and 53...
June 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653250/cognitive-function-and-discontinuation-of-adjuvant-hormonal-therapy-in-older-breast-cancer-survivors-calgb-369901-alliance
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Shirley M Bluethmann, Catherine M Alfano, Jonathan D Clapp, George Luta, Brent J Small, Arti Hurria, Harvey J Cohen, Steven Sugarman, Hyman B Muss, Claudine Isaacs, Jeanne S Mandelblatt
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of cognitive function on discontinuation of hormonal therapy in breast cancer survivors ages 65+ ("older"). METHODS: Older breast cancer survivors with invasive, non-metastatic disease, and no reported cognitive difficulties were recruited from 78 Alliance sites between 2004 and 2011. Eligible survivors (n = 1280) completed baseline interviews; follow-up was conducted annually for up to 7 years. Survivors with estrogen-receptor-positive (ER+) cancers who initiated hormonal therapy (n = 990) were included...
June 26, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642709/new-frontiers-in-the-pathobiology-and-treatment-of-cancer-regimen-related-mucosal-injury
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Marika Cinausero, Giuseppe Aprile, Paola Ermacora, Debora Basile, Maria G Vitale, Valentina Fanotto, Giuseppe Parisi, Lorenzo Calvetti, Stephen T Sonis
Mucositis is a common complication of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and targeted agents. It often affects compliance to anticancer therapies as it frequently causes schedule delays, interruptions or discontinuations of treatment. Moreover, the economic impact related to the management of mucositis is topical and several estimations of additional hospital costs due to this clinical condition have been recently reported. The ability to determine risk factors for mucositis, to early detect its onset, to assess correctly the degree of this toxicity and to plan its multidisciplinary management are all key elements to guarantee the quality of life of patients and to avoid useless dose reduction or interruption of treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632486/randomized-noncomparative-phase-ii-trial-of-early-switch-from-docetaxel-to-cabazitaxel-or-vice-versa-with-integrated-biomarker-analysis-in-men-with-chemotherapy-na%C3%A3-ve-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Emmanuel S Antonarakis, Scott T Tagawa, Giuseppe Galletti, Daniel Worroll, Karla Ballman, Marie Vanhuyse, Guru Sonpavde, Scott North, Costantine Albany, Che-Kai Tsao, John Stewart, Atef Zaher, Ted Szatrowski, Wei Zhou, Ada Gjyrezi, Shinsuke Tasaki, Luigi Portella, Yang Bai, Timothy B Lannin, Shalu Suri, Conor N Gruber, Erica D Pratt, Brian J Kirby, Mario A Eisenberger, David M Nanus, Fred Saad, Paraskevi Giannakakou
Purpose The TAXYNERGY trial ( ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01718353) evaluated clinical benefit from early taxane switch and circulating tumor cell (CTC) biomarkers to interrogate mechanisms of sensitivity or resistance to taxanes in men with chemotherapy-naïve, metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer. Patients and Methods Patients were randomly assigned 2:1 to docetaxel or cabazitaxel. Men who did not achieve ≥ 30% prostate-specific antigen (PSA) decline by cycle 4 (C4) switched taxane. The primary clinical endpoint was confirmed ≥ 50% PSA decline versus historical control (TAX327)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632471/lenalidomide-as-a-treatment-for-relapsed-al-amyloidosis-in-an-hiv-positive-patient
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Johanna Denman, Kaveh Manavi, Mark Cook
We present a case of an HIV-positive man with systemic immunoglobulin light chain (AL) amyloid with cardiac involvement. At relapse, he was treated with lenalidomide and dexamethasone having previously developed autonomic neuropathy with bortezomib-based chemotherapy. The patient achieved a serological complete response with symptomatic improvement. After 11 cycles, lenalidomide was discontinued due to extensive ischaemia of the gastrointestinal tract. The patient remains symptomatically stable with normal levels of serum-free light chains 11 months after the treatment was discontinued...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
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