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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636984/whether-low-dose-metronomic-oral-cyclophosphamide-improves-the-response-to-docetaxel-in-first-line-treatment-of-non-triple-negative-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Jian Zhang, Leiping Wang, Zhonghua Wang, Biyun Wang, Jun Cao, Fangfang Lv, Sheng Zhang, Zhimin Shao, Xichun Hu
Oral metronomic chemotherapy may target tumor cells indirectly via antiangiogenic activity, restoration of anticancer immune response, or induction of tumor dormancy. We initiated the single-center, randomized, open-label, phase II study to determine whether the addition of metronomic cyclophosphamide to docetaxel (T) (w/o trastuzumab) improves overall response rate (ORR) as first-line treatment among patients with non-triple-negative metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Eligible patients with previously untreated non-triple-negative MBC were randomly assigned (1:1) to receive 3-weekly cycles of Metro-TC (T 75mg/m2, d1 plus oral cyclophosphamide 50 mg daily) or T alone...
June 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625341/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-metronomic-chemotherapy-in-metastatic-breast-cancer-egyptian-experience
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Marwa Mahmoud Hussein, Rabab Mohamed Gaafar, Ahmed Mostafa Abdel-Warith, Wafaa Abdallah Ahmed, Nasr Mohamed Ali Allahloubi, Salem Eid Salem, Ibrahem Mohamed Abdel-Salam
BACKGROUND: Metronomic chemotherapy (MC) has shown efficacy in patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). We therefore tested the efficacy and toxicity of MC in pretreated MBC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective phase II study included 50 patients with heavily pretreated MBC who received MC in the form of continuous oral cyclophosphamide 50 mg/day and oral methotrexate 2.5 mg twice per day on days 1 and 2 every week. The primary end point was progression-free survival (PFS), whereas the secondary end points were response rate, overall survival (OS), and safety...
May 8, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570587/non-standard-radiotherapy-fractionations-delay-the-time-to-malignant-transformation-of-low-grade-gliomas
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Araceli Henares-Molina, Sebastien Benzekry, Pedro C Lara, Marcial García-Rojo, Víctor M Pérez-García, Alicia Martínez-González
Grade II gliomas are slowly growing primary brain tumors that affect mostly young patients. Cytotoxic therapies (radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy) are used initially only for patients having a bad prognosis. These therapies are planned following the "maximum dose in minimum time" principle, i. e. the same schedule used for high-grade brain tumors in spite of their very different behavior. These tumors transform after a variable time into high-grade gliomas, which significantly decreases the patient's life expectancy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551663/safety-of-first-line-chemotherapy-with-metronomic-single-agent-oral-vinorelbine-in-elderly-patients-with-nsclc
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Manlio Mencoboni, Rosa Angela Filiberti, Paola Taveggia, Lisette Del Corso, Alessandro Del Conte, Maria Grazia Covesnon, Cheti Puccetti, Sara Donati, Laura Auriati, Domenico Amoroso, Andrea Camerini
BACKGROUND/AIM: The optimal therapeutic use of metronomic vinorelbine has not yet been defined. We aimed to assess the safety of metronomic oral vinorelbine in first-line treatment of elderly patients with advanced lung cancer who were unfit for polychemotherapy. Progression-free survival, response rate and overall survival were secondary end-points. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventy-six patients received 50 mg of oral vinorelbine three times per week, until disease progression, patient refusal or unacceptable toxicity...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544923/unfavorable-prognostic-role-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-hormone-receptor-positive-her2-negative-metastatic-breast-cancer-treated-with-metronomic-chemotherapy
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Emilia Montagna, Andrea Vingiani, Patrick Maisonneuve, Giuseppe Cancello, Federica Contaldo, Giancarlo Pruneri, Marco Colleoni
BACKGROUND: High levels of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in primary triple negative and HER2-positive breast cancer (BC) have been associated with an improved patients' outcome. The role of TILs in Luminal (hormone receptor positive and HER2 negative) tumors remains to be elucidated. Moreover, the association between TILs and prognosis in the metastatic setting is still unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated the relationship between TILs and time to progression (TTP) in metastatic BC patients enrolled in a prospective phase II trial of metronomic chemotherapy, that used cyclophosphamide 50 mg daily, capecitabine 500 mg thrice daily and vinorelbine 40 mg orally three times a week (VEX combination)...
August 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535989/slow-release-of-etoposide-from-dextran-conjugation-shifts-etoposide-activity-from-cytotoxicity-to-differentiation-a-promising-tool-for-dosage-control-in-anticancer-metronomic-therapy
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Milena De Nicola, Emanuele Bruni, Enrico Traversa, Lina Ghibelli
Drug conjugation, improving drug stability, solubility and body permanence, allows achieving impressive results in tumor control. Here, we show that conjugation may provide a straightforward method to administer drugs by the emerging anticancer metronomic approach, presently consisting of low, repeated doses of cytotoxic drugs used in traditional chemotherapy, thus reducing toxicity without reducing efficiency; however, low dose maintenance in tumor sites is difficult. We show that conjugating the antitumor drug etoposide to dextran via pH-sensitive bond produces slow releasing, apoptosis-proficient conjugates rapidly internalized into acidic lysosomes; importantly, release of active etoposide requires cell internalization and acidic pH...
May 20, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494528/a-comparative-study-of-sorafenib-and-metronomic-chemotherapy-for-barcelona-clinic-liver-cancer-stage-c-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-poor-liver-function
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Hyun Yang, Hyun Young Woo, Soon Kyu Lee, Ji Won Han, Bohyun Jang, Hee Chul Nam, Hae Lim Lee, Sung Won Lee, Do Seon Song, Myeong Jun Song, Jung Suk Oh, Ho Jong Chun, Jeong Won Jang, Angelo Lozada, Si Hyun Bae, Jong Young Choi, Seung Kew Yoon
Background/Aims: Metronomic chemotherapy (MET) is frequently administered in comparatively low doses as a continuous chemotherapeutic agent. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and overall survival (OS) of MET compared to sorafenib for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT). Methods: A total of 54 patients with advanced HCC and PVTT who had undergone MET were analyzed between 2005 and 2013. A total of 53 patients who had undergone sorafenib therapy were analyzed as the control group...
May 10, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427176/metronomic-regimen-as-an-effective-treatment-for-aggressive-t-lgl-leukemia-with-central-nervous-system-infiltration-clinical-experience-and-review-of-literature
#8
REVIEW
Yun Liu, Lei Fan, Huihui Zhao, Wei Xu, Jianyong Li
A 71-year-old man was diagnosed with T-Large granular lymphocytic (LGL) leukemia, which usually represents a relatively indolent clinical course. While the clinical manifestation of this patient we report herein was aggressive with lasting fever, splenomegaly and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). T-cell immunophenotype was CD3+CD4-CD8-CD5-CD7-TCRαβ+. After comprehensive evaluation, an adjusted chemotherapy regimen CEOP (cyclophosphamide, vincristine, etoposide, prednisone) with etoposide, a potential effective regimen for HLH was administrated to the patient...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403082/metronomic-oral-cyclosphosphamide-as-third-line-systemic-treatment-or-beyond-in-patients-with-inoperable-locoregionally-advanced-recurrent-or-metastatic-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Victor H F Lee, Dora L W Kwong, Ka-On Lam, Yu-Ching Lai, Yun Li, Chi-Chung Tong, Patty P Y Ho, Wing-Lok Chan, Lai-San Wong, Dennis K C Leung, Sum-Yin Chan, Fong-Ting Chan, To-Wai Leung, Anne W M Lee
There is no standard third-line or further systemic treatment for patients with inoperable locoregionally advanced recurrent or metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Metronomic oral cyclophosphamide provides an acceptable and cheap option for these heavily pretreated patients who had limited choices. We conducted a prospective phase II single-arm open-label study of metronomic oral cyclophosphamide. Patients with locoregionally advanced recurrent inoperable (rT3/T4, rN2-N3b) or metastatic (rM1) NPC who had Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) (0-2) and had progressed after at least 2 lines of palliative systemic chemotherapy were eligible...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384657/metronomic-chemotherapy-vs-best-supportive-care-in-progressive-pediatric-solid-malignant-tumors-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Raja Pramanik, Sandeep Agarwala, Yogendra Kumar Gupta, Sanjay Thulkar, Sreenivas Vishnubhatla, Atul Batra, Deepa Dhawan, Sameer Bakhshi
Importance: Although oral metronomic chemotherapy is often used in progressive pediatric solid malignant tumors, a literature review reveals that only small single-arm retrospective or phase 1 and 2 studies have been performed. Skepticism abounds because of the lack of level 1 evidence. Objectives: To compare the effect of metronomic chemotherapy on progression-free survival (PFS) with that of placebo in pediatric patients with primary extracranial, nonhematopoietic solid malignant tumors that progress after at least 2 lines of chemotherapy...
April 6, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332584/akt-targeting-as-a-strategy-to-boost-chemotherapy-efficacy-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-through-metabolism-suppression
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Marion Le Grand, Raphael Berges, Eddy Pasquier, Marie-Pierre Montero, Laurence Borge, Alice Carrier, Sophie Vasseur, Veronique Bourgarel, Duje Buric, Nicolas André, Diane Braguer, Manon Carré
Metabolic reprogramming is a hallmark of cancer development, mediated by genetic and epigenetic alterations that may be pharmacologically targeted. Among oncogenes, the kinase Akt is commonly overexpressed in tumors and favors glycolysis, providing a rationale for using Akt inhibitors. Here, we addressed the question of whether and how inhibiting Akt activity could improve therapy of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that represents more than 80% of all lung cancer cases. First, we demonstrated that Akt inhibitors interacted synergistically with Microtubule-Targeting Agents (MTAs) and specifically in cancer cell lines, including those resistant to chemotherapy agents and anti-EGFR targeted therapies...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331236/metronomic-chemotherapy-for-primary-non-metastatic-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Malgorzata Banys-Paluchowski, Eugen Ruckhäberle, Florian Schütz, Natalia Krawczyk, Tanja Fehm
Conventional chemotherapy is based on the "maximum tolerated dose" principle and aims at administering high doses of cytotoxic drugs followed by a rest period necessary for the body to recover. In the last decades alternative strategies have been developed to avoid serious side effects of conventional treatment, among them the metronomic chemotherapy. Much like a metronome keeps steady rhythm, metronomic therapy is administered continuously in low doses for a long time. In metastatic breast cancer, metronomic therapy is a valid option in pretreated or vulnerable patients and its use has recently been incorporated into various guidelines...
February 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328969/oral-tegafur-uracil-as-metronomic-therapy-following-intravenous-folfox-for-stage-iii-colon-cancer
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Wen-Yen Huang, Ching-Liang Ho, Chia-Cheng Lee, Cheng-Wen Hsiao, Chang-Chieh Wu, Shu-Wen Jao, Jen-Fu Yang, Cheng-Hsiang Lo, Jia-Hong Chen
The purpose of this study was to estimate the impact of metronomic therapy with oral tegafur-uracil (UFUR) following an intravenous FOLFOX regimen as surgical adjuvant chemotherapy on the overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) of stage III colon cancer patients. From the retrospective database of patients who underwent a surgical resection for colorectal cancer at the Tri-Service General Hospital from October 2008 through December 2014, stage III colon carcinomas treated with radical R0 resection were reviewed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323033/application-of-mathematical-models-to-metronomic-chemotherapy-what-can-be-inferred-from-minimal-parameterized-models
#14
Urszula Ledzewicz, Heinz Schättler
Metronomic chemotherapy refers to the frequent administration of chemotherapy at relatively low, minimally toxic doses without prolonged treatment interruptions. Different from conventional or maximum-tolerated-dose chemotherapy which aims at an eradication of all malignant cells, in a metronomic dosing the goal often lies in the long-term management of the disease when eradication proves elusive. Mathematical modeling and subsequent analysis (theoretical as well as numerical) have become an increasingly more valuable tool (in silico) both for determining conditions under which specific treatment strategies should be preferred and for numerically optimizing treatment regimens...
March 18, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317239/the-use-of-low-dose-metronomic-chemotherapy-in-dogs-insight-into-a-modern-cancer-field
#15
REVIEW
T B Gaspar, J Henriques, L Marconato, F L Queiroga
The era of chemotherapy, which started in the middle of the last century, has been ruled by the routine use of dose-intense protocols, based on the "maximum-tolerated dose" concept. By promoting a balance between patient's quality of life and the goal of rapidly killing as many tumour cells as possible, these protocols still play a prominent role in veterinary oncology. However, with the opening of a new millennium, metronomic chemotherapy (MC) started to be considered a possible alternative to traditional dose-intense chemotherapy...
March 20, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315702/editorial-metronomic-chemotherapy
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EDITORIAL
M N V Ravi Kumar, Anil K Sood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 16, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314176/metronomic-and-metronomic-like-therapies-in-neuroendocrine-tumors-rationale-and-clinical-perspectives
#17
REVIEW
Ioana Lambrescu, Simona Fica, Diana Martins, Francesca Spada, Chiara Cella, Emilio Bertani, Manila Rubino, Bianca Gibelli, Chiara Grana, Guido Bonomo, Luigi Funicelli, Davide Ravizza, Eleonora Pisa, Dario Zerini, Antonio Ungaro, Nicola Fazio
Metronomic therapy is characterized by the administration of regular low doses of certain drugs with very low toxicity. There have been numerous debates over the empirical approach of this regimen, but fewest side effects are always something to consider in order to improve patients' quality of life. Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare malignancies relatively slow-growing; therefore their treatment is often chronic, involving several different therapies for tumor growth control. Knowing that these tumors are highly vascularized, the anti-angiogenic aspect is highly regarded as something to be targeted in all patients harboring NETs...
February 24, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296916/the-efficacy-and-toxicity-profile-of-metronomic-chemotherapy-for-metastatic-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#18
Yangyang Liu, Feifei Gu, Jinyan Liang, Xiaomeng Dai, Chao Wan, Xiaohua Hong, Kai Zhang, Li Liu
PURPOSE: The current meta-analysis aimed to summarize the available evidence for the efficacy and serious adverse events (AEs) associated with use of metronomic chemotherapy (MCT) in patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). METHOD: Electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE database, Web of Knowledge, and the Cochrane database) were systematically searched for articles related to the use of MCT in MBC patients. Eligible studies included clinical trials of MBC patients treated with MCT that presented sufficient data related to tumor response, progression-free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS), and grade 3/4 AEs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285686/pilot-phase-ii-study-of-metronomic-chemotherapy-in-combination-with-bevacizumab-in-patients-with-advanced-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Benjamin S Jones, Mary S Jerome, Deborah Miley, Bradford E Jackson, Mollie R DeShazo, Vishnu V B Reddy, Karan P Singh, Olivia C Brown, Francisco Robert
INTRODUCTION: The goal of this study was to explore the efficacy and tolerability of metronomic chemotherapy, a novel anti-angiogenic treatment strategy, in combination with bevacizumab in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: Subjects with newly diagnosed stage IV NSCLC were treated with 4-week cycles of paclitaxel 80mg/m(2) and gemcitabine 300mg/m(2) weekly for three weeks, plus bevacizumab 10mg/kg every two weeks. Radiologic assessments were performed every 8 weeks...
April 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275392/clinical-response-in-patients-with-ovarian-cancer-treated-with-metronomic-chemotherapy
#20
Herman Andrés Perroud, O Graciela Scharovsky, Viviana Rosa Rozados, Carlos María Alasino
Ovarian cancer (OC) is the leading cause of death from gynaecological cancer. It is extremely hard to diagnose in the early stages and around 70% of patients present with advanced disease. Metronomic chemotherapy (MCT) is described as the chronic administration of, generally low, equally spaced, doses of chemotherapeutic drugs with therapeutic efficacy and low toxicity. This is an effective and low-cost way to treat several types of tumours, including ovarian cancer. Here, we present six cases of advanced ovarian cancer treated with MCT with low doses of cyclophosphamide, which showed clinical response and stable disease...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
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