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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533223/monarch-1-a-phase-2-study-of-abemaciclib-a-cdk4-and-cdk6-inhibitor-as-a-single-agent-in-patients-with-refractory-hr-her2-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Maura N Dickler, Sara Tolaney, Hope S Rugo, Javier Cortés, Veronique Dieras, Debra A Patt, Hans Wildiers, Clifford A Hudis, Joyce A O'Shaughnessy, Esther Zamora, Denise Yardley, Martin Frenzel, Andrew G Koustenis, José Baselga
<br />The phase 2 MONARCH 1 study was designed to evaluate the single-agent activity and adverse event (AE) profile of abemaciclib, a selective inhibitor of CDK4 and CDK6, in women with refractory hormone receptor positive (HR+), HER2- metastatic breast cancer (MBC). <br /><br />Experimental Design: <br />MONARCH 1 was a phase 2 single arm open-label study. Women with HR+/HER2- MBC who had progressed on or after prior endocrine therapy and had 1 or 2 chemotherapy regimens in the metastatic setting were eligible...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530522/factors-associated-with-adherence-to-and-treatment-duration-of-erlotinib-among-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Lisa M Hess, Anthony Louder, Katherine Winfree, Yajun E Zhu, Ana B Oton, Radhika Nair
BACKGROUND: In lung cancer, there is an increasing number of oral agents available for patients; however, little is known about the factors associated with adherence to and treatment duration on oral medications in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and demographic factors associated with adherence and treatment discontinuation, respectively, to oral oncolytics among patients with NSCLC. METHODS: A retrospective, claims-based analysis of the Humana Research Database supplemented with medical chart review was conducted among patients with NSCLC who started an oral oncolytic between January 1, 2008, and June 30, 2013...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529902/current-state-of-immunotherapy-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Jyoti Malhotra, Salma K Jabbour, Joseph Aisner
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for more than 85% of all lung cancers. Platinum-based doublet chemotherapy is the standard first-line treatment for metastatic NSCLC when genomic testing reveals no targetable alteration such as epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations, anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) or ROS1 translocation/re-arrangements. But, chemotherapy produces response rates ranging only between 15-30%. For patients whose disease progresses on first-line chemotherapy, second-line therapy historically consists of taxane-based salvage chemotherapy with a response rate of less than 25%...
April 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526536/trastuzumab-emtansine-versus-capecitabine-plus-lapatinib-in-patients-with-previously-treated-her2-positive-advanced-breast-cancer-emilia-a-descriptive-analysis-of-final-overall-survival-results-from-a-randomised-open-label-phase-3-trial
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Véronique Diéras, David Miles, Sunil Verma, Mark Pegram, Manfred Welslau, José Baselga, Ian E Krop, Kim Blackwell, Silke Hoersch, Jin Xu, Marjorie Green, Luca Gianni
BACKGROUND: The antibody-drug conjugate trastuzumab emtansine is indicated for the treatment of patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer previously treated with trastuzumab and a taxane. Approval of this drug was based on progression-free survival and interim overall survival data from the phase 3 EMILIA study. In this report, we present a descriptive analysis of the final overall survival data from that trial. METHODS: EMILIA was a randomised, international, open-label, phase 3 study of men and women aged 18 years or older with HER2-positive unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer previously treated with trastuzumab and a taxane...
May 16, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520527/open-label-multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-ceritinib-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-harboring-ros1-rearrangement
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Sun Min Lim, Hye Ryun Kim, Jong-Seok Lee, Ki Hyeong Lee, Yun-Gyoo Lee, Young Joo Min, Eun Kyung Cho, Sung Sook Lee, Bong-Seog Kim, Moon Young Choi, Hyo Sup Shim, Jin-Haeng Chung, Yoon La Choi, Min Jeong Lee, Maria Kim, Joo-Hang Kim, Siraj M Ali, Myung-Ju Ahn, Byoung Chul Cho
Purpose ROS1 rearrangement is a distinct molecular subset of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We investigated the efficacy and safety of ceritinib in patients with ROS1-rearranged NSCLC. Patients and Methods We enrolled 32 patients with advanced NSCLC who tested positive for ROS1 rearrangement by fluorescent in situ hybridization. Ceritinib 750 mg was administered once daily. The primary end point was objective response rate. The secondary end points were disease control rate; duration of response; progression-free survival; overall survival; toxicity; and concordance among fluorescent in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, and next-generation sequencing...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511530/herbs-in-oral-mucositis
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REVIEW
Maryam Baharvand, Soudeh Jafari, Hamed Mortazavi
Oral mucositis is an inflammatory mucosal destruction as a result of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, which in severe cases can impair patients' quality of life. Moreover, mucosal infection and/or systemic involvement due to compromised immunity leads to delay or discontinuation of the treatment. Many strategies and agents have been suggested for the management of this condition. Because of their lower side effects compared to chemical drugs, general interest in evaluating therapeutic effects of herbs has been increased intensively...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504318/antifungal-prophylaxis-in-newly-diagnosed-aml-patients-adherence-to-guidelines-and-feasibility-in-a-real-life-setting
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Sophie Berking, Daphne Doedens, Heidi Horns, Michael Fiegl, Helmut Ostermann, Christina T Rieger
Antifungal posaconazole prophylaxis for AML patients receiving induction chemotherapy has been routine at our centre since 2009. This retrospective study examined the feasibility and practicability of our prophylaxis guidelines in clinical practice. Data sets of 90 patients undergoing induction-chemotherapy for AML between 2011 and 2014 were evaluated regarding adherence to local guidelines for the administration of antifungal prophylaxis with posaconazole. 75.5% of the 90 patients received posaconazole prophylaxis...
May 15, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501140/alectinib-versus-crizotinib-in-patients-with-alk-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-j-alex-an-open-label-randomised-phase-3-trial
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Toyoaki Hida, Hiroshi Nokihara, Masashi Kondo, Young Hak Kim, Koichi Azuma, Takashi Seto, Yuichi Takiguchi, Makoto Nishio, Hiroshige Yoshioka, Fumio Imamura, Katsuyuki Hotta, Satoshi Watanabe, Koichi Goto, Miyako Satouchi, Toshiyuki Kozuki, Takehito Shukuya, Kazuhiko Nakagawa, Tetsuya Mitsudomi, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Takashi Asakawa, Ryoichi Asabe, Tomohiro Tanaka, Tomohide Tamura
BACKGROUND: Alectinib, a potent, highly selective, CNS-active inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), showed promising efficacy and tolerability in the single-arm phase 1/2 AF-001JP trial in Japanese patients with ALK-positive non-small-cell lung cancer. Given those promising results, we did a phase 3 trial to directly compare the efficacy and safety of alectinib and crizotinib. METHODS: J-ALEX was a randomised, open-label, phase 3 trial that recruited ALK inhibitor-naive Japanese patients with ALK-positive non-small-cell lung cancer, who were chemotherapy-naive or had received one previous chemotherapy regimen, from 41 study sites in Japan...
May 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495639/safety-and-tolerability-of-the-first-in-class-agent-cpi-613-in-combination-with-modified-folfirinox-in-patients-with-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer-a-single-centre-open-label-dose-escalation-phase-1-trial
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Angela Alistar, Bonny B Morris, Rodwige Desnoyer, Heidi D Klepin, Keyanoosh Hosseinzadeh, Clancy Clark, Amy Cameron, John Leyendecker, Ralph D'Agostino, Umit Topaloglu, Lakmal W Boteju, Asela R Boteju, Rob Shorr, Zuzana Zachar, Paul M Bingham, Tamjeed Ahmed, Sandrine Crane, Riddhishkumar Shah, John J Migliano, Timothy S Pardee, Lance Miller, Gregory Hawkins, Guangxu Jin, Wei Zhang, Boris Pasche
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer statistics are dismal, with a 5-year survival of less than 10%, and more than 50% of patients presenting with metastatic disease. Metabolic reprogramming is an emerging hallmark of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. CPI-613 is a novel anticancer agent that selectively targets the altered form of mitochondrial energy metabolism in tumour cells, causing changes in mitochondrial enzyme activities and redox status that lead to apoptosis, necrosis, and autophagy of tumour cells...
May 8, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493811/pooled-analysis-of-individual-patient-data-on-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-for-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-elderly-patients-compared-with-younger-patients-who-participated-in-us-national-cancer-institute-cooperative-group-studies
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Thomas E Stinchcombe, Ying Zhang, Everett E Vokes, Joan H Schiller, Jeffrey D Bradley, Karen Kelly, Walter J Curran, Steven E Schild, Benjamin Movsas, Gerald Clamon, Ramaswamy Govindan, George R Blumenschein, Mark A Socinski, Neal E Ready, Wallace L Akerley, Harvey J Cohen, Herbert H Pang, Xiaofei Wang
Purpose Concurrent chemoradiotherapy is standard treatment for patients with stage III non-small-cell lung cancer. Elderly patients may experience increased rates of adverse events (AEs) or less benefit from concurrent chemoradiotherapy. Patients and Methods Individual patient data were collected from 16 phase II or III trials conducted by US National Cancer Institute-supported cooperative groups of concurrent chemoradiotherapy alone or with consolidation or induction chemotherapy for stage III non-small-cell lung cancer from 1990 to 2012...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480074/long-term-responders-to-palliative-chemotherapy-for-advanced-biliary-tract-cancer
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Mark K Doherty, Mairéad G McNamara, Priya Aneja, Emma McInerney, Stephanie Moignard, Anne M Horgan, Haiyan Jiang, Tony Panzarella, Raymond Jang, Neesha Dhani, David Hedley, Jennifer J Knox
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC) are often treated with palliative chemotherapy (PC). Standard PC since 2010 is a cisplatin/gemcitabine doublet, with median overall survival (OS) of 11.7 months from the ABC-02 trial. Prior to this, our institutional standard was gemcitabine and fluoropyrimidine. The ABC-02 study used 8 cycles of PC as standard with treatment stopped even in the absence of disease progression, but some patients may benefit from continuing PC longer than 8 cycles...
April 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459652/handgrip-strength-is-associated-with-treatment-modifications-during-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-in-patients-with-esophageal-cancer
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Patty Lakenman, Karen Ottens-Oussoren, Jill Witvliet-van Nierop, Donald van der Peet, Marian de van der Schueren
RATIONALE: It has been shown that early nutrition intervention improves nutrition status (NS) and treatment tolerance in patients with esophageal cancer. However, it remains unknown whether pretreatment parameters of NS are associated with treatment modifications (TMs) during neoadjuvant chemoradiation (CR) in patients who are intensively nutritionally supervised during treatment. METHODS: All outpatients with esophageal cancer who were scheduled for CR in the VU medical center from 2006-2015 were included...
April 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457056/cannabis-use-in-palliative-oncology-a-review-of-the-evidence-for-popular-indications
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Ilit Turgeman, Gil Bar-Sela
A flowering plant of variegated ingredients and psychoactive qualities, cannabis has long been used for medicinal and recreational purposes. Currently, cannabis is approved in several countries for indications of symptomatic alleviation. However, limited knowledge on the benefits and risks precludes inclusion of cannabis in standard treatment guidelines. This review provides a summary of the available literature on the use of cannabis and cannabinoid-based medicines in palliative oncology. Favorable outcomes are demonstrated for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and cancer-related pain, with evidence of advantageous neurological interactions...
February 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446876/hypersensitivity-to-carboplatin-in-children-with-malignancy
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REVIEW
Antonio Ruggiero, Daniela Rizzo, Martina Catalano, Giorgio Attinà, Riccardo Riccardi
Purpose: Carboplatin-based regimens have proven efficacy in children with cancer. However, the development of hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs) may have a negative impact on treatment intensity and patients' outcome. The aim of this review is to summarize the incidence and the clinical features of HSRs occurring in children with cancer treated with carboplatin and their impact on treatment efficacy. Methods: Data were collected by searching for relevant studies on the incidence, clinical features and management of possible side effects about the use of carboplatin in children, published from March 1987 to October 2016 in the PubMed database...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445400/targeting-the-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-in-addition-to-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jaseela Chiramel, Alison C Backen, Rille Pihlak, Angela Lamarca, Melissa Frizziero, Noor-Ul-Ain Tariq, Richard A Hubner, Juan W Valle, Eitan Amir, Mairéad G McNamara
Overexpression of epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR) occurs in >90% of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs) and is associated with a poorer prognosis. A systematic review of electronic databases identified studies exploring the addition of EGFR-targeted treatment to chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced (LA)/metastatic PDAC. Efficacy, safety and tolerability of EGFR-targeted therapy were explored using meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs). Meta-regression was utilised to explore factors associated with improved prognosis (all studies) and benefit from EGFR-targeted therapy (RCTs)...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441966/maintenance-tegafur-uracil-versus-observation-following-an-adjuvant-oxaliplatin-based-regimen-in-patients-with-stage-iii-colon-cancer-after-radical-resection-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yung-Sung Yeh, Hsiang-Lin Tsai, Ching-Wen Huang, Po-Li Wei, Yung-Chuan Sung, Hsiu-Chih Tang, Jaw-Yuan Wang
BACKGROUND: We conducted a prospective randomized study of an adjuvant oxaliplatin-based regimen plus orally administered tegafur-uracil in patients with stage III colon cancer after radical resection to evaluate the feasibility of this drug combination in cancer clinical outcomes, acute toxicity, disease-free survival (DFS), and overall survival (OS) in Taiwan. METHODS/DESIGN: This is an open-label, randomized, comparative, double-arm, multicenter, phase III study to assess DFS, OS, and safety profiles of the aforementioned drug combination as maintenance therapy for 1 year in patients with stage III colon cancer after radical resection in Taiwan...
April 26, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439927/antithrombotic-therapy-and-platelet-transfusions-in-hematologic-malignancy-patients-presenting-chemotherapy-induced-thrombocytopenia-a-french-survey
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Emilie Chalayer, Doriane Cavalieri, Jean Alain Martignoles, Alexis Genthon, Emmanuelle Tavernier, Bernard Tardy
BACKGROUND: Patients with hematologic malignancies are at high risk for both thrombosis and bleeding. During the prolonged periods of thrombocytopenia experienced by patients who are receiving intensive chemotherapy, clinicians often hesitate to prescribe any protection against thrombosis. In case of anticoagulant prescription, it is the prescribers' responsibility to weigh risks and benefits for each patient. Current guidelines exist but do not take into account types of thrombosis, patients' comorbidities, or previous bleeding events...
April 25, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439676/post-recurrence-chemotherapy-for-mesothelioma-patients-undergoing-extrapleural-pneumonectomy
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Teruhisa Takuwa, Masaki Hashimoto, Seiji Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Kondo, Kozo Kuribayash, Takashi Nakano, Seiki Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Additional chemotherapy is often not feasible in patients with recurrent malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) undergoing extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP), due to deteriorated cardiopulmonary reserve. We thus examined the feasibility and efficacy of additional chemotherapy in patients with recurrent MPM after EPP. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of 59 consecutive patients who underwent bi-/tri-modal treatment with induction chemotherapy, EPP, and radiation therapy from July 2004 to August 2013 at Hyogo College of Medicine (Nishinomiya, Japan)...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437678/efficacy-safety-tolerability-and-price-of-newly-approved-drugs-in-solid-tumors
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REVIEW
Tristan A Barnes, Eitan Amir, Arnoud J Templeton, Susana Gomez-Garcia, Beatriz Navarro, Bostjan Seruga, Alberto Ocana
BACKGROUND: New anti-cancer drugs utilize diverse mechanisms of action. Here we evaluate their differential efficacy, safety, tolerability and price. METHODS: Drugs approved for solid tumor treatment between 2000 and 2015 were identified and analyzed in subgroups: agents targeting oncogenes (group 1), anti-angiogenics (group 2), immunotherapy (group 3), and chemotherapy (group 4). Hazard ratios (HRs) were extracted from the registration trials and pooled in a meta-analysis...
April 9, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436252/cost-effectiveness-and-safety-of-ramucirumab-plus-paclitaxel-chemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-and-recurrent-gastric-cancer
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Michio Kimura, Eiseki Usami, Hitomi Teramachi, Tomoaki Yoshimura
Introduction Weekly paclitaxel (PTX), irinotecan (CPT-11) and ramucirumab plus paclitaxel (Ram + PTX) are currently recommended as the standard second-line or later chemotherapies for advanced and recurrent gastric cancer. This study aims to compare the cost-effectiveness of using Ram + PTX vs. PTX or CPT-11. Furthermore, we investigated the safety and treatment continuity of Ram + PTX in Japan. Methods Expected costs were calculated based on data from patients with advanced and recurrent gastric cancer who were treated with PTX, CPT-11 and Ram + PTX...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
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