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metronomic chemotherapy

Eunpi Cho, Qian Wu, Lena Rubinstein, Hannah Linden, Julie Gralow, Jennifer Specht, Vijayakrishna Gadi, Georgiana Ellis
Many studies have sought to optimize the dosing schedule of adjuvant chemotherapy in early-stage breast cancer. Here, we assessed the use of continuous metronomic weekly doxorubicin plus daily oral cyclophosphamide (AC) with continuous G-CSF growth factor support for 12 weeks followed by weekly nab-paclitaxel (nP) for 12 weeks. A nonrandomized phase II clinical trial was designed to assess (1) DFS at 2 years, (2) dose delivered, (3) use of nP in the adjuvant setting, and (4) toxicities. The dosing of A was 24 mg/m2 IV weekly and C was 60 mg/m2 oral daily (with scheduled filgrastim 5mcg/kg 6 days/week); nP, 100 mg/m2 IV weekly...
March 13, 2018: Breast Journal
Nicolas Houy, François Le Grand
PURPOSE: We compare the Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) and Metronomic Chemotherapy (MC) protocols for temozolomide administration. We develop an innovative methodology for characterizing optimal chemotherapy regimens. METHODS: We use a PK/PD model based on Faivre and coauthors (Faivre et al., 2013) for the pharmacokinetics of temozolomide, as well as the pharmacodynamics of its efficacy. For toxicity, which is measured by the nadir of the normalized absolute neutrophil count, we formalize the myelosuppression effect of temozolomide with the physiological model of Panetta and coauthors (Panetta et al...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
G Polton, R Finotello, S Sabattini, F Rossi, P Laganga, M E Vasconi, A Barbanera, K Stiborova, C Rohrer Bley, L Marconato
Unresectable or metastatic (advanced) primary pulmonary carcinoma (PPC) represents a therapeutic challenge where surgery may be contraindicated and the therapeutic role of maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) chemotherapy remains uncertain. This study was undertaken to explore the impact of metronomic chemotherapy (MC) in dogs with advanced PPC. Previously untreated dogs with advanced (T3 or N1 or M1) PPC, with complete staging work-up and follow-up data, receiving MC (comprising low-dose cyclophosphamide, piroxicam and thalidomide), surgery, MTD chemotherapy or no oncologic treatment were eligible for inclusion...
March 6, 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
Smrithi Padmakumar, Neha Parayath, Fraser Leslie, Shantikumar V Nair, Deepthy Menon, Mansoor M Amiji
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) remains to be the most lethal of all gynecological malignancies mainly due to its asymptomatic nature. The late stages of EOC are manifested with predominant metastases confined to the peritoneal cavity. Although there has been a substantial progress in the treatment avenue with different therapeutic interventions, the overall survival rate of EOC patients remain poor due to relapse and drug resistance. Areas covered: The pharmacokinetic advantages offered by intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy due to the peritoneal-plasma barrier can be potentially exploited for EOC relapse treatment...
February 28, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
Antonella Palazzo, Silvia Dellapasqua, Elisabetta Munzone, Vincenzo Bagnardi, Manuelita Mazza, Giuseppe Cancello, Raffaella Ghisini, Monica Iorfida, Emilia Montagna, Aaron Goldhirsch, Marco Colleoni
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare and highly aggressive disease. A neoadjuvant regimen with chemotherapy and an antiangiogenic strategy was investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with primary or recurrent IBC who were candidates for neoadjuvant treatment received weekly carboplatin and paclitaxel plus bevacizumab every 3 weeks and oral metronomic cyclophosphamide for 6 months. Trastuzumab was added for patients with HER2+ tumors and endocrine therapy was added for patients with estrogen receptor and/or progesterone receptor ≥ 10% tumors...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Breast Cancer
Diana Romero
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 27, 2018: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
Nengping Zhu, Rongsheng Qin, Qin Zhang, Shaozhi Fu, Shanshan Liu, Yue Chen, Juan Fan, Yunwei Han
Metronomic chemotherapy in combination with immunotherapy is an attractive approach in cancer therapy. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the anti-tumor effect of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in combination with metronomic paclitaxel (MET PTX) on Lewis lung carcinoma transplanted in mice. In the present study, tumor-bearing mice survival time and tumor growth were monitored. The day after the end of the treatment, white blood cells were counted, and the number and maturation of dendritic cell were determined by flow cytometry...
January 12, 2018: Oncotarget
Hans Wildiers, Konstantinos Tryfonidis, Lissandra Dal Lago, Peter Vuylsteke, Giuseppe Curigliano, Simon Waters, Barbara Brouwers, Sevilay Altintas, Nathan Touati, Fatima Cardoso, Etienne Brain
BACKGROUND: Despite the high incidence of metastatic breast cancer and its related mortality in the elderly population, our knowledge about optimal treatment for older patients with cancer is far from adequate. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of dual anti-HER2 treatment with or without metronomic chemotherapy in older patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. METHODS: We did a multicentre, open-label, randomised, phase 2 trial in 30 centres from eight countries in Europe, in patients with histologically proven, HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, without previous chemotherapy for metastatic disease, who were 70 years or older, or 60 years or older with confirmed functional restrictions defined by protocol, and had a life expectancy of more than 12 weeks and a performance status according to WHO scale of 0-3...
February 9, 2018: Lancet Oncology
Annacarmen Petrizzo, Angela Mauriello, Antonio Luciano, Domenica Rea, Antonio Barbieri, Claudio Arra, Piera Maiolino, Marialina Tornesello, Vincenzo Gigantino, Gerardo Botti, Gennaro Ciliberto, Franco M Buonaguro, Maria Tagliamonte, Luigi Buonaguro
Tumor microenvironment (TME) is characterized by multiple immune suppressive mechanisms able to suppress anti-tumor effector cell immunity. Combinatorial strategies, including vaccine and immunomodulatory drugs, need to be developed for improved immunotherapy efficacy. A novel combinatorial approach was assessed in C57BL/6 mice injected with mouse melanoma B16F10 cells. A multi-peptide vaccine (PEPT) was combined with a low dose metronomic chemotherapy (MCT) and an anti-PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor (CI). Statistical analysis were performed with the unpaired two-sided Student's t-test and ANOVA...
January 9, 2018: Oncotarget
Junjie Wu, David J Waxman
Conventional cytotoxic cancer chemotherapy is often immunosuppressive and associated with drug resistance and tumor regrowth after a short period of tumor shrinkage or growth stasis. However, certain cytotoxic cancer chemotherapeutic drugs, including doxorubicin, mitoxantrone, and cyclophosphamide, can kill tumor cells by an immunogenic cell death pathway, which activates robust innate and adaptive anti-tumor immune responses and has the potential to greatly increase the efficacy of chemotherapy. Here, we review studies on chemotherapeutic drug-induced immunogenic cell death, focusing on how the choice of a conventional cytotoxic agent and its dose and schedule impact anti-tumor immune responses...
January 31, 2018: Cancer Letters
Xuemin Fang, Hajime Uno, Lee-Jen Wei
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 25, 2018: JAMA Oncology
Raja Pramanik, Sreenivas Vishnubhatla, Sameer Bakhshi
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January 25, 2018: JAMA Oncology
Shripad Banavali, Kumar Prabhash, Vijay Patil
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January 25, 2018: JAMA Oncology
Chao Wang, Wenqi Xi, Jinling Jiang, Jun Ji, Yingyan Yu, Zhenggang Zhu, Jun Zhang
The present study aimed to evaluate whether capecitabine or 5-fluorouracil (5-Fu) chemotherapy with the metronomic pattern may cause significant chemoresistance compared with the traditional pattern, and whether CAFs are involved in drug resistance. SGC-7901 cells were subcutaneously injected into the nude mice, and the mice were divided into five groups: The control group, intraperitoneally injected with normal saline; the 5-Fu conventional dose group [5-Fu maximum tolerated dose (MTD) group], intraperitoneally injected with 50 mg/kg, twice per week for 2 weeks, with an 1-week discontinuation for 6 weeks; the capecitabine conventional dose group (capecitabine MTD group), intragastric 500 mg/kg, twice per week for 2 weeks, with a 1-week discontinuation for 6 weeks; the 5-Fu metronomic group [5-Fu low-dose metronomic (LDM) group], intraperitoneally injected with 15 mg/kg, twice a week for 6 weeks; and the capecitabine metronomic group (capecitabine LDM group), intragastric administration at 200 mg/kg, twice a week for 6 weeks...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
Åsa Jellvert, Daniel Åhs, Josefin Olausson, Ingela Franck Lissbrant, Jan-Erik Damber, Karin Welén
BACKGROUND: Low-dose metronomic chemotherapy (LDMC) is an alternative for treatment of patients with late-stage prostate cancer (PC) not susceptible to regular chemotherapy due to its severe side effects. The exact working mechanisms of LDMC have not been established, although anti-angiogenic effects have been identified. In PC, several studies show clinical effects from LDMC but the mode of action and the role of androgen signaling for its effect are not known. In this study, we used a xenograft model to evaluate the effect of LDMC on PC growth in relation to androgen deprivation...
January 4, 2018: Acta Oncologica
Giuseppe Di Bella, Biagio Colori, Rosilde Toscano
Breast cancer is the most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer death among women. Despite all efforts, about 11,939 deaths and 50,000 new diagnoses for breast cancer were estimated among Italian women in 2016. Therefore new approaches are needed to improve the survival and higher remission rates. We present a case of a woman with carcinoma of the breast and multiple metastases after right mastectomy, axillary dissection, repeated cycles of chemo and radiotherapy, and estrogen block. Biological method formulated by Prof...
December 4, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
Connie Rabanal, Rossana Ruiz, Silvia Neciosup, Henry Gomez
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) accounts for 15%-20% of all breast cancer, and is still defined as what it is not. Currently, TNBC is the only type of breast cancer for which there are no approved targeted therapies and maximum tolerated dose chemotherapy with taxanes and anthracycline-containing regimens is still the standard of care in both the neoadjuvant and adjuvant settings. In the last years, metronomic chemotherapy (MC) is being explored as an alternative to improve outcomes in TNBC. In the neoadjuvant setting, purely metronomic and hybrid approaches have been developed with the objective of increasing complete pathologic response (pCR) and prolonging disease free survival...
December 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
Leonora Wijnandina de Boo, Annelie Johanna Elisabeth Vulink, Monique Elisabeth Martina Maria Bos
Metronomic oral cyclophosphamide has gained increasing interest in recent years as a promising maintenance therapy in advanced, platinum-sensitive, high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC). Metronomic treatment with cyclophosphamide refers to the frequent, usually daily, administration of a low (oral) dose of cyclophosphamide with no prolonged drug-free breaks. Main advantages of this treatment are the effective reduction of tumour activity, oral administration in an outpatient setting, low cost and the low toxicity profile...
December 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Pierpaolo Pastina, Valerio Nardone, Stefania Croci, Giuseppe Battaglia, Francesca Vanni, Cristiana Bellan, Marcella Barbarino, Veronica Ricci, Susan Costantini, Francesca Capone, Cirino Botta, Mayra Rachele Zarone, Gabriella Misso, Mariarosaria Boccellino, Michele Caraglia, Antonio Giordano, Piero Paladini, Pierfrancesco Tassone, Pierosandro Tagliaferri, Maria Grazia Cusi, Luigi Pirtoli, Pierpaolo Correale
Background: Results from the BEVA2007 trial, suggest that the metronomic chemotherapy regimen with dose-fractioned cisplatin and oral etoposide (mPE) +/- bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody to the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), shows anti-angiogenic and immunological effects and is a safe and active treatment for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (mNSCLC) patients. We carried out a retrospective analysis aimed to evaluate the antitumor effects of this treatment in a subset of patients with squamous histology...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
V M Patil, V Noronha, A Joshi, L Nayak, N Pande, A Chandrashekharan, S Dhumal, A Bhattacharjee, S Banavali, K Prabhash
BACKGROUND: Metronomic chemotherapy has shown promising results in selected patients of head and neck cancer in a small randomized study. This retrospective analysis was done to see whether the efficacy of metronomic chemotherapy in an unselected cohort of head and neck cancer patients is similar to that reported in the randomized study and the influence of the site and subsite of head and neck cancer on survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of head and neck cancer patients who received palliative metronomic chemotherapy between January 2013 and February 2015...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Cancer
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