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Niamh Appleby, David O'Brien, Fiona M Quinn, Liam Smyth, Johanna Kelly, Imelda Parker, Kathleen Scott, Mary R Cahill, Gerard Crotty, Helen Enright, Brian Hennessy, Andrew Hodgson, Maeve Leahy, Hilary O'Leary, Michael O'Dwyer, Amjad Hayat, Elisabeth A Vandenberghe
Minimal residual disease negative complete response (MRD-negative CR) provides an early marker for time to treatment failure (TTF) in CLL treated with fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab (FCR). MRD was assessed after four FCR cycles (FCR4); MRD-negative CR patients discontinued treatment. Fifty-two patients (35M; 17F) were enrolled. Eighteen (18/52; 34.6%) patients reached MRD-negative CR after FCR4 and 29/52 (55.8%) were MRD-negative CR at end of treatment (EOT). Median TTF was 71.1 months (95% CI 61...
September 19, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916371/ramucirumab-plus-docetaxel-versus-placebo-plus-docetaxel-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma-after-platinum-based-therapy-range-a-randomised-double-blind-phase-3-trial
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Daniel P Petrylak, Ronald de Wit, Kim N Chi, Alexandra Drakaki, Cora N Sternberg, Hiroyuki Nishiyama, Daniel Castellano, Syed Hussain, Aude Fléchon, Aristotelis Bamias, Evan Y Yu, Michiel S van der Heijden, Nobuaki Matsubara, Boris Alekseev, Andrea Necchi, Lajos Géczi, Yen-Chuan Ou, Hasan Senol Coskun, Wen-Pin Su, Miriam Hegemann, Ivor J Percent, Jae-Lyun Lee, Marcello Tucci, Andrey Semenov, Fredrik Laestadius, Avivit Peer, Giampaolo Tortora, Sufia Safina, Xavier Garcia Del Muro, Alejo Rodriguez-Vida, Irfan Cicin, Hakan Harputluoglu, Ryan C Widau, Astra M Liepa, Richard A Walgren, Oday Hamid, Annamaria H Zimmermann, Katherine M Bell-McGuinn, Thomas Powles
BACKGROUND: Few treatments with a distinct mechanism of action are available for patients with platinum-refractory advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma. We assessed the efficacy and safety of treatment with docetaxel plus either ramucirumab-a human IgG1 VEGFR-2 antagonist-or placebo in this patient population. METHODS: We did a randomised, double-blind, phase 3 trial in patients with advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma who progressed during or after platinum-based chemotherapy...
September 12, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915584/a-phase-1-dose-escalation-study-of-the-oral-histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-abexinostat-in-combination-with-standard-hypofractionated-radiotherapy-in-advanced-solid-tumors
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Eric Deutsch, Elizabeth Cohen-Jonathan Moyal, Vanesa Gregorc, Paolo Andrea Zucali, Jean Menard, Jean-Charles Soria, Ioana Kloos, Jeff Hsu, Ying Luan, Emily Liu, Remus Vezan, Thorsten Graef, Sofia Rivera
Current treatments for advanced solid tumors tend to be only palliative. Although radiotherapy is administered with a curative intent, radioresistance and dose-limiting toxicities pose limitations to treatment. Abexinostat, an oral pan-histone deacetylase inhibitor, demonstrated enhanced sensitivity to radiation in various solid tumor cell lines. We conducted an exploratory, phase 1, dose-escalation study of abexinostat in combination with standard hypofractionated radiotherapy in patients with advanced solid tumors treated in a palliative setting...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914366/geriatric-assessment-with-management-intervention-in-older-adults-with-cancer-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Allison Magnuson, Tatyana Lemelman, Chintan Pandya, Molly Goodman, Marcus Noel, Mohammed Tejani, David Doughtery, William Dale, Arti Hurria, Michelle Janelsins, Feng Vankee Lin, Charles Heckler, Supriya Mohile
BACKGROUND: Older adults receiving cancer therapy have heightened risk for treatment-related toxicity. Geriatric assessment (GA) can identify impairments, which may contribute to vulnerability and adverse outcomes. GA management interventions can address these impairments and have the potential to improve outcomes when implemented. METHODS: We conducted a randomized pilot study comparing GA with management interventions versus usual care in patients with stage III/IV solid tumor malignancies (N = 71)...
September 15, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912674/a-mechanistic-understanding-of-axon-degeneration-in-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy
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REVIEW
Yusuke Fukuda, Yihang Li, Rosalind A Segal
Chemotherapeutic agents cause many short and long term toxic side effects to peripheral nervous system (PNS) that drastically alter quality of life. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common and enduring disorder caused by several anti-neoplastic agents. CIPN typically presents with neuropathic pain, numbness of distal extremities, and/or oversensitivity to thermal or mechanical stimuli. This adverse side effect often requires a reduction in chemotherapy dosage or even discontinuation of treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912413/-a-case-of-alcoholic-liver-disease-presenting-as-prominent-accumulation-of-ascites-associated-with-liver-damage-due-to-capeox
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Yoshikuni Yonenaga, Marika Nio, Yoshihiro Yata, Shunichi Higashide
A 75-year-old man with rectal cancer had consumed an average of6 6 g of alcohol per day for 47 years. However, his liver function was within normal limits and his Child-Pugh classification was A before initiation of therapy. He underwent neoadjuvant chemoradiation and a low anterior resection. The patient then received CapeOX as an adjuvant therapy. During the fourth cycle of CapeOX, computed tomography(CT)showed massive ascites. The chemotherapy was discontinued and treatment including a diuretic agent was initiated...
September 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911091/a-phase-iii-trial-comparing-oral-s-1-cisplatin-and-intravenous-5-fluorouracil-cisplatin-in-patients-with-untreated-diffuse-gastric-cancer
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J A Ajani, M Abramov, I Bondarenko, Y Shparyk, V Gorbunova, A Hontsa, N Otchenash, M Alsina, S Lazarev, J Feliu, A Elme, V Esko, K Abdalla, U Verma, F Benedetti, T Aoyama, H Mizuguchi, L Makris, G Rosati
Background: The effect of histology-based treatment regimen on diffuse gastric adenocarcinoma has not been evaluated in clinical trials. This international phase III trial evaluated the efficacy and safety of S-1 (a contemporary oral fluoropyrimidine)/cisplatin versus 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/cisplatin in chemotherapy-naïve patients with diffuse-type adenocarcinoma involving the gastroesophageal junction or stomach. Patients and methods: Eligibility criteria included untreated, measurable, advanced diffuse adenocarcinoma confirmed by central pathology and performance status of 0-1...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892431/nintedanib-plus-pemetrexed-cisplatin-in-patients-with-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-phase-ii-results-from-the-randomized-placebo-controlled-lume-meso-trial
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Federica Grosso, Nicola Steele, Silvia Novello, Anna K Nowak, Sanjay Popat, Laurent Greillier, Thomas John, Natasha B Leighl, Martin Reck, Paul Taylor, David Planchard, Jens Benn Sørensen, Mark A Socinski, Ute von Wangenheim, Arsène Bienvenu Loembé, José Barrueco, Nassim Morsli, Giorgio Scagliotti
Purpose LUME-Meso is a phase II/III randomized, double-blind trial designed to assess efficacy and safety of nintedanib plus chemotherapy as first-line treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Phase II results are reported here. Patients and Methods Chemotherapy-naïve patients with unresectable, nonsarcomatoid MPM (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status 0 to 1), stratified by histology (epithelioid or biphasic), were randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to up to six cycles of pemetrexed and cisplatin plus nintedanib (200 mg twice daily) or placebo followed by nintedanib plus placebo monotherapy until progression...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892250/case-report-of-apatinib-mesylate-treatment-in-rare-advanced-tracheal-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma
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Hongmei Wang
A 57-year-old man was admitted to our department 10 years ago, diagnosed with tracheal adenoid cystic carcinoma. After discontinuing chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the disease recurred in December 2016. Apatinib mesylate (500 mg/day) was administered and computed tomography revealed that his symptoms were significantly relieved. Treatment with apatinib mesylate represents a novel method of treatment for tracheal adenoid cystic carcinoma.
September 11, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883741/treatment-and-prognostic-factors-for-survival-in-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma-patients-with-bortezomib-and-dexamethasone-regimen-a-single-chinese-center-retrospective-study
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Runzhe Chen, Xiaoping Zhang, Chong Gao, Chengxin Luan, Yujie Wang, Baoan Chen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the efficacy and prognostic factors of bortezomib and dexamethasone (BD) chemotherapy regimen in the treatment of newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM) patients in our hospital. METHODS: A total of 47 newly diagnosed MM patients treated in our hospital from May 2010 to September 2016 were included in this study. All the enrolled patients received at least two cycles of BD chemotherapy regimen. RESULTS: The overall response rate after treatment was 68...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883738/checkpoint-inhibitors-for-malignant-melanoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Adam K Karlsson, Sohag N Saleh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Rates of malignant melanoma are continuing to increase, and until recently effective treatments were lacking. However, since 2011 three immunotherapeutic agents, known as checkpoint inhibitors, have been approved. This review aims to establish whether these three drugs - ipilimumab, nivolumab, and pembrolizumab - offer greater efficacy and tolerability compared to control interventions (placebo, immunotherapy, or chemotherapy) in patients with stage III or IV unresectable cutaneous melanoma...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882436/antitumor-activity-and-safety-of-the-parp-inhibitor-rucaparib-in-patients-with-high-grade-ovarian-carcinoma-and-a-germline-or-somatic-brca1-or-brca2-mutation-integrated-analysis-of-data-from-study-10-and-ariel2
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Amit M Oza, Anna V Tinker, Ana Oaknin, Ronnie Shapira-Frommer, Iain A McNeish, Elizabeth M Swisher, Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Katherine Bell-McGuinn, Robert L Coleman, David M O'Malley, Alexandra Leary, Lee-May Chen, Diane Provencher, Ling Ma, James D Brenton, Gottfried E Konecny, Cesar M Castro, Heidi Giordano, Lara Maloney, Sandra Goble, Kevin K Lin, James Sun, Mitch Raponi, Lindsey Rolfe, Rebecca S Kristeleit
OBJECTIVE: An integrated analysis was undertaken to characterize the antitumor activity and safety profile of the oral poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitor rucaparib in patients with relapsed high-grade ovarian carcinoma (HGOC). METHODS: Eligible patients from Study 10 (NCT01482715) and ARIEL2 (NCT01891344) who received a starting dose of oral rucaparib 600mg twice daily (BID) with or without food were included in these analyses. The integrated efficacy population included patients with HGOC and a deleterious germline or somatic BRCA1 or BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) mutation who received at least two prior chemotherapies and were sensitive, resistant, or refractory to platinum-based chemotherapy...
September 4, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881381/muscle-mass-at-the-time-of-diagnosis-of-nonmetastatic-colon-cancer-and-early-discontinuation-of-chemotherapy-delays-and-dose-reductions-on-adjuvant-folfox-the-c-scans-study
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Elizabeth M Cespedes Feliciano, Valerie S Lee, Carla M Prado, Jeffrey A Meyerhardt, Stacey Alexeeff, Candyce H Kroenke, Jingjie Xiao, Adrienne L Castillo, Bette J Caan
BACKGROUND: For many chemotherapy regimens dosed based on body surface area (BSA), patients experience dose reductions or delays or discontinue treatment, thereby reducing survival. Consideration of body composition may be useful in individualizing chemotherapy dosing, but to the authors' knowledge few studies to date have examined the association of body composition with chemotherapy tolerance in patients with colon cancer. METHODS: The authors identified patients with nonmetastatic colon cancer who were diagnosed from 2006 through 2011 at Kaiser Permanente and who received leucovorin calcium/calcium folinate, 5-fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) as initial adjuvant chemotherapy (533 patients)...
September 7, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868935/risk-reduction-and-treatment-of-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy
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Marios Bakogeorgos, Vassilis Georgoulias
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), a common adverse effect of several chemotherapeutic agents, has a significant impact on quality of life and may even compromise treatment efficacy, requiring chemotherapy dose reduction or discontinuation. CIPN is predominantly related with sensory rather than motor symptoms and the most common related cytotoxic agents are platinum compounds, taxanes and vinca alkaloids. CIPN symptoms may resolve after treatment cessation, but they can also be permanent and continue for years...
September 3, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854067/phase-iii-trial-of-ipilimumab-combined-with-paclitaxel-and-carboplatin-in-advanced-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Ramaswamy Govindan, Aleksandra Szczesna, Myung-Ju Ahn, Claus-Peter Schneider, Pablo Fernando Gonzalez Mella, Fabrice Barlesi, Baohui Han, Doina Elena Ganea, Joachim Von Pawel, Vladimir Vladimirov, Natalia Fadeeva, Ki Hyeong Lee, Takayasu Kurata, Li Zhang, Tomohide Tamura, Pieter E Postmus, Jacek Jassem, Kenneth O'Byrne, Justin Kopit, Mingshun Li, Marina Tschaika, Martin Reck
Purpose Patients with squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have poor prognosis and limited treatment options. This randomized, double-blind, phase III study investigated the efficacy and safety of first-line ipilimumab or placebo plus paclitaxel and carboplatin in advanced squamous NSCLC. Patients and Methods Patients with stage IV or recurrent chemotherapy-naïve squamous NSCLC were randomly assigned (1:1) to receive paclitaxel and carboplatin plus blinded ipilimumab 10 mg/kg or placebo every 3 weeks on a phased induction schedule comprising six chemotherapy cycles, with ipilimumab or placebo from cycles 3 to 6 and then, after induction treatment, ipilimumab or placebo maintenance every 12 weeks for patients with stable disease or better...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851379/prognosis-and-treatment-of-folfox-therapy-related-interstitial-pneumonia-a-plea-for-multimodal-immune-modulating-therapy-in-the-respiratory-insufficient-patient
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Annick De Weerdt, Amélie Dendooven, Annemie Snoeckx, Jan Pen, Martin Lammens, Philippe G Jorens
BACKGROUND: The FOLFOX regimen, i.e., folinic acid (FOL), fluorouracil (F) and oxaliplatin (OX), is a drug cocktail that is used to treat gastric and colorectal cancers. Despite the concomitant improvements in response rate, duration of response and patient survival, reports of serious toxic pulmonary side effects have progressively emerged. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a patient who was treated with FOLFOX as an adjuvant to a rectosigmoidal resection of a rectosigmoidal carcinoma and who developed respiratory insufficiency requiring mechanical ventilation...
August 29, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838396/assessment-of-interfering-factors-and-clinical-risk-associated-with-discontinuation-of-pemetrexed-maintenance-therapy-in-advanced-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Lan Shen, Xiaomin Niu, Hong Jian, Yunhua Xu, Yongfeng Yu, Shun Lu
OBJECTIVES: Pemetrexed continuation maintenance therapy after induction with platinum-based chemotherapy is a standard treatment option for non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. However, discontinuation of maintenance therapy is still a challenge in clinical practice. We aimed to investigate interfering factors and clinical risk associated with discontinuation of pemetrexed maintenance therapy (PMT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-squamous NSCLC who received PMT between December 2011 and October 2015 were retrospectively analyzed...
September 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835219/clinical-decision-making-and-health-related-quality-of-life-during-first-line-and-maintenance-therapy-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-findings-from-a-real-world-setting
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Monika Sztankay, Johannes Maria Giesinger, August Zabernigg, Elisabeth Krempler, Georg Pall, Wolfgang Hilbe, Otto Burghuber, Maximilian Hochmair, Gerhard Rumpold, Stephan Doering, Bernhard Holzner
BACKGROUND: Maintenance therapy (MT) with pemetrexed has been shown to improve overall and progression-free survival of patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), without impairing patients' health-related quality of life (HRQOL) substantially. Comprehensive data on HRQOL under real-life conditions are necessary to enable informed decision-making. This study aims to (1) assess HRQOL during first-line chemotherapy and subsequent MT and (2) record patients' and physicians' reasons leading to clinical decisions on MT...
August 23, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830482/a-retrospective-feasibility-study-of-biweekly-reduced-dose-docetaxel-in-asian-patients-with-castrate-resistant-metastatic-prostate-cancer
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Hae Su Kim, Ji Yun Lee, Su Jin Lee, Ho Yeong Lim, Hyun Hwan Sung, Hwang Gyun Jeon, Byong Chang Jeong, Seong Il Seo, Seong Soo Jeon, Hyun Moo Lee, Han-Yong Choi, Se Hoon Park
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of reduced dose, biweekly docetaxel chemotherapy for Korean patients with castrate-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 48 patients with metastatic CRPC who were treated with a biweekly regimen (intravenous docetaxel 40 mg/m(2) on day 1 plus prednisolone 5 mg twice daily) between 2012 and 2015 at Samsung Medical Center (Seoul, Korea)...
August 22, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817753/efficacy-and-safety-of-durvalumab-in-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma-updated-results-from-a-phase-1-2-open-label-study
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Thomas Powles, Peter H O'Donnell, Christophe Massard, Hendrik-Tobias Arkenau, Terence W Friedlander, Christopher J Hoimes, Jae Lyun Lee, Michael Ong, Srikala S Sridhar, Nicholas J Vogelzang, Mayer N Fishman, Jingsong Zhang, Sandy Srinivas, Jigar Parikh, Joyce Antal, Xiaoping Jin, Ashok K Gupta, Yong Ben, Noah M Hahn
Importance: The data reported herein were accepted for assessment by the US Food and Drug Administration for Biologics License Application under priority review to establish the clinical benefit of durvalumab as second-line therapy for locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (UC), resulting in its recent US approval. Objective: To report a planned update of the safety and efficacy of durvalumab in patients with locally advanced/metastatic UC. Design, Setting, and Participants: This is an ongoing phase 1/2 open-label study of 191 adult patients with histologically or cytologically confirmed locally advanced/metastatic UC whose disease had progressed on, were ineligible for, or refused prior chemotherapy from 60 sites in 9 countries as reported herein...
September 14, 2017: JAMA Oncology
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