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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718409/metronomic-chemotherapy-direct-targeting-of-cancer-cells-after-all
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REVIEW
Nicolas André, Kelvin Tsai, Manon Carré, Eddy Pasquier
Metronomic chemotherapy (MC) was initially described as an antiangiogenic therapy more than 15 years ago. Over the past few years, additional data have highlighted the impact of MC on the microenvironment beyond angiogenesis, with, most importantly, a potential impact on the immune system. Here, we review and reappraise the fact that MC might be able to directly kill cancer cells. Although long neglected, this question is of critical importance both fundamentally and clinically, especially when considering future associations with immunotherapies...
May 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681371/breast-cancer-in-patients-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-with-methotrexate-therapy-mimicking-histopathological-changes-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
#2
Nobue Kumaki, Chizuko Okamatsu, Yutaka Tokuda, Naoya Nakamura
Two breast cancer patients with a history of treatment for long-term rheumatoid arthritis (RA) had histological findings similar to histological changes seen in resected mammary gland specimens following neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). The first patient was a 64-year-old woman who visited our hospital after feeling a lump in her left breast. The second patient was a 68-year-old woman who visited our hospital for an indentation in her left nipple. They were diagnosed with breast cancer following detailed examinations and underwent mastectomy...
July 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680287/efficacy-of-metronomic-vinorelbine-in-elderly-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-poor-performance-status
#3
C Bilir, S Durak, B Kızılkaya, I Hacıbekiroglu, E Nayır, H Engin
BACKGROUND: Metronomic chemotherapy-administration of low-dose chemotherapy-allows for a prolonged treatment duration and minimizes toxicity for unfit patients diagnosed with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (nsclc). METHODS: Oral metronomic vinorelbine at 30 mg thrice weekly was given to 35 chemotherapy-naïve patients who were elderly and vulnerable to toxicity and who had been diagnosed with advanced nsclc. RESULTS: Median age in this male-predominant cohort (29:6) was 76 years (range: 65-86 years)...
June 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669140/can-metronomic-chemotherapy-be-an-alternative-to-sorafenib-in-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#4
Do Young Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662235/use-of-pd-1-targeting-macrophage-infiltration-and-ido-pathway-activation-in-sarcomas-a-phase-2-clinical-trial
#5
Maud Toulmonde, Nicolas Penel, Julien Adam, Christine Chevreau, Jean-Yves Blay, Axel Le Cesne, Emmanuelle Bompas, Sophie Piperno-Neumann, Sophie Cousin, Thomas Grellety, Thomas Ryckewaert, Alban Bessede, François Ghiringhelli, Marina Pulido, Antoine Italiano
Importance: There is a strong rationale for treating sarcomas with immunotherapy. Objective: To assess the efficacy and safety of programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) targeting in combination with metronomic chemotherapy in sarcomas. Design, Setting, and Participants: This was an open-label, multicenter, phase 2 study of 4 cohorts of patients with advanced soft-tissue sarcoma (STS), including leiomyosarcoma (LMS), undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS), other sarcomas (others), and gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)...
June 29, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662182/extreme-low-dose-of-5-fluorouracil-reverses-mdr-in-cancer-by-sensitizing-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-and-down-regulating-p-gp
#6
Yan Ma, Yuhua Wang, Zhenghong Xu, Yongjun Wang, John K Fallon, Feng Liu
We conducted a prospective, meaningful study of extreme low dose of 5-fluorouracil (5FU) as a metronomic agent targeting cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs) to reverse Multidrug resistance (MDR) by sensitizing cancer associated fibroblasts and down-regulating P-glycoprotein (P-gp). The combination of 5FU and Taxol inhibited resistant KB-8-5 tumor growth by 79% and H460/Tax-R tumor growth by 55%. The inhibition was significant for both tumor types compared with Taxol treatment alone (p<0.001 and p = 0.0067, respectively)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658893/salvage-surgery-for-metastatic-gall-bladder-cancer-with-vanishing-liver-metastasis-following-palliative-5-fluorouracil-metronomic-chemotherapy
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Rdr Somasekar, Obla Naganathbabu, Raju Prabhakaran, Murugaiyan Gnanasekar, Devy Gounder Kannan
Gall Bladder Cancer (GBC) is an aggressive malignancy. The prognosis of metastatic GBC is dismal. Until recently, there are no standard treatment guidelines for management of patients with metastatic GBC. But the ultimate aim of any treatment modality is to improve the overall survival with good quality of life. We hereby report a long term survivor of metastatic GBC treated with initial six cycles of gemcitabine + cisplatin combination chemotherapy, but did not show any response. In view of chemotoxicity and as a matter of physician preference patient was started on low dose weekly 5- Fluorouracil monotherapy based on a metronomic chemotherapy principle...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655786/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-based-mathematical-modeling-identifies-an-optimal-protocol-for-metronomic-chemotherapy
#8
Joseph Ciccolini, Dominique Barbolosi, Christophe Meille, Aurelie Lombard, Cindy Serdjebi, Sarah Giacometti, Laetitia Padovani, Eddy Pasquier, Nicolas Andre
Metronomic chemotherapy is usually associated with better tolerance than conventional chemotherapy, and encouraging response rates have been reported in various settings. However, clinical development of metronomic chemotherapy has been hampered by a number of limitations, including the vagueness of its definition and the resulting empiricism in protocol design. In this study, we developed a pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) mathematical model that identifies in silico the most effective administration schedule for gemcitabine monotherapy...
June 27, 2017: Cancer Research
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#14
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
#15
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...
June 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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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