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gastric cancer chemotherapy

Brianne R O'Leary, Frederick K Houwen, Chase L Johnson, Bryan G Allen, James J Mezhir, Daniel J Berg, Joseph J Cullen, Douglas R Spitz
Gastric adenocarcinoma most often presents at an advanced stage and overall five-year survival of ∼30%. Pharmacological ascorbate (high-dose IV ascorbate) has been proposed as a promising nontoxic adjuvant to standard radio-chemotherapies in several cancer types. In the current study, pharmacological ascorbate (0.5-2 m M) caused a dose-dependent decrease (70-85% at 2 m M) in clonogenic survival of gastric adenocarcinoma cells (AGS and MNK-45), but was relatively nontoxic to a small intestinal epithelial nonimmortalized human cell isolate (FHs 74 Int)...
March 16, 2018: Radiation Research
S Kawachi, Y Shinoda, M Kimura, E Usami, T Yoshimura
S-1 and cisplatin therapy (SP therapy) is widely used as the first-line of advanced/recurrent gastric cancer. However, severe neutropenia is often observed (40%) during this therapy. Therefore, the risk management of neutropenia is important. From September 2014 to April 2017, we investigated 76 patients who underwent SP therapy as primary treatment for advanced/recurrent gastric cancer at Ogaki Municipal Hospital. Risk factors for grade 3/4 neutropenia were examined by univariate and multivariate analyses...
March 5, 2018: Die Pharmazie
Cornelia Nitipir, Octav Ginghina, Liliana Popa, Florin Andrei, Nicolaie Tudor, Irina Radu, Cristian Iaciu, Cristina Orlov, Florina Vasilescu, Cristian Balalau, Grigoris Leon, Carolina Negrei, Maria Alexandra Barbu
Although gastric metastases have been estimated to occur in less than 2% of cancer patients, an increased use of upper digestive tract endoscopy allows for a higher detection of secondary gastric tumors. We describe the case of a 66-year-old male patient presenting with mild pain in the sternum and upper abdominal area. Physical examination revealed a right parietal skull tumor, with no other significant clinical changes. Upon exclusion of an acute coronary syndrome, upper digestive tract endoscopy was performed, showing the presence of an ulcerated tumor located in the gastric fundus...
April 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Shu-Qiang Yuan, Run-Cong Nie, Yong-Ming Chen, Hai-Bo Qiu, Xiao-Ping Li, Xiao-Jiang Chen, Li-Pu Xu, Li-Fang Yang, Xiao-Wei Sun, Yuan-Fang Li, Zhi-Wei Zhou, Shi Chen, Ying-Bo Chen
The Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS) has been shown to be associated with survival rates in patients with advanced cancer. The present study aimed to compare the GPS with the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status (ECOG PS) in patients with gastric cancer with peritoneal seeding. For the investigation, a total of 384 gastric patients with peritoneal metastasis were retrospectively analyzed. Patients with elevated C-reactive protein (CRP; >10 mg/l) and hypoalbuminemia (<35 mg/l) were assigned a score of 2...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Justin Stebbing, Kalpit Shah, Lei Cheng Lit, Teresa Gagliano, Angeliki Ditsiou, Tingting Wang, Franz Wendler, Thomas Simon, Krisztina Sára Szabó, Timothy O'Hanlon, Michael Dean, April Camilla Roslani, Swee Hung Cheah, Soo-Chin Lee, Georgios Giamas
Lemur tyrosine kinase 3 (LMTK3) is an oncogenic kinase that is involved in different types of cancer (breast, lung, gastric, colorectal) and biological processes including proliferation, invasion, migration, chromatin remodeling as well as innate and acquired endocrine resistance. However, the role of LMTK3 in response to cytotoxic chemotherapy has not been investigated thus far. Using both 2D and 3D tissue culture models, we found that overexpression of LMTK3 decreased the sensitivity of breast cancer cell lines to cytotoxic (doxorubicin) treatment...
March 15, 2018: Oncogene
Naoto Takahashi, Mitsuro Kanda, Takaki Yoshikawa, Nobuhiro Takiguchi, Kazumasa Fujitani, Katsufumi Miyamoto, Yuichi Ito, Osamu Takayama, Motohiro Imano, Norio Mitsumori, Junichi Sakamoto, Satoshi Morita, Yasuhiro Kodera
BACKGROUND: Intraperitoneal administration of paclitaxel had been considered a promising option to treat peritoneal metastasis, the most frequent pattern of recurrence in gastric cancer after D2 gastrectomy, but its safety and efficacy after gastrectomy had not been fully explored. METHODS: A phase II randomized comparison of postoperative intraperitoneal (IP) vs. intravenous (IV) paclitaxel was conducted. Patients with resectable gastric linitis plastica, cancer with minimal amount of peritoneal deposits (P1), or cancer positive for the peritoneal washing cytology (CY1) were eligible...
March 13, 2018: Gastric Cancer
Francesco Fiorica, Marco Trovò, Alessandro Ottaiano, Guglielmo Nasti, Ilaria Carandina, Marina Marzola, Paolo De Paoli, Massimiliano Berretta
Background: Although several studies have been carried out to determine the best treatment for gastric carcinoma, the data on survival rate still remain inconclusive. Objective: To evaluate the effects of postoperative radio-chemotherapy on overall and disease-free survival. Data Sources: MEDLINE and CANCERLIT searches of reference lists (for the period 1970 to 2016) were supplemented with hand search of reference lists. Study selection: The present work includes randomized controlled trials comparing postoperative radio-chemotherapy to postoperative chemotherapy or to surgery alone in patients with resected gastric carcinoma without evidence of metastatic disease...
February 13, 2018: Oncotarget
Michael Nagel, Julia Schulz, Annett Maderer, Katrin Goepfert, Nadine Gehrke, Thomas Thomaidis, Peter C Thuss-Patience, Salah E Al-Batran, Susanna Hegewisch-Becker, Peter Grimminger, Peter Robert Galle, Markus Möhler, Jörn Markus Schattenberg
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is common malignancy and exhibits a poor prognosis. At the time of diagnosis, the majority of patients present with metastatic disease which precludes curative treatment. Non-invasive biomarkers which discriminate early from advanced stages or predict the response to treatment are urgently required. This study explored the cytokeratin-18 fragment M30 and full-length cytokeratin-18 M65 in predicting treatment response and survival in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of advanced gastric cancer...
March 2018: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Yanrong Wang, Yang Chen, Hongyan Yin, Xiaobin Gu, Yan Shi, Guanghai Dai
Chemotherapy-induced neutropenia (CIN) has been shown to be associated with improved clinical outcomes in patients with various solid tumors. This study retrospectively assessed the association between timing of CIN and prognosis in 321 patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC) who finished at least one cycle of chemotherapy with oxaliplatin and capecitabine (XELOX). Primary landmark analyses were restricted to 274 patients who received four cycles of chemotherapy and lived for more than 4 months. CIN was categorized as early-onset and non-early-onset...
March 13, 2018: Cancer Medicine
Lionel Kankeu Fonkoua, Nelson S Yee
Palliative chemotherapy is the mainstay of treatment of advanced gastric carcinoma (GC). Monoclonal antibodies including trastuzumab, ramucirumab, and pembrolizumab have been shown to provide additional benefits. However, the clinical outcomes are often unpredictable and they can vary widely among patients. Currently, no biomarker is available for predicting treatment response in the individual patient except human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) amplification and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression for effectiveness of trastuzumab and pembrolizumab, respectively...
March 9, 2018: Biomedicines
Chaogang Yang, Kun Zou, Zewei Yuan, Tangxi Guo, Bin Xiong
Background: Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) have been proposed as a marker for predicting the prognosis of cancer. However, the prognostic value of CTCs detected with the CellSearch System in patients with gastric cancer (GC) remains controversial. We performed a meta-analysis of available studies to investigate this topic. Methods: Two authors systematically searched the studies independently in PubMed, Science Citation Index, Cochrane Database, Embase, and the references in relevant studies (up to September 2017) using keywords...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Sai Ge, Xia Xia, Chen Ding, Bei Zhen, Quan Zhou, Jinwen Feng, Jiajia Yuan, Rui Chen, Yumei Li, Zhongqi Ge, Jiafu Ji, Lianhai Zhang, Jiayuan Wang, Zhongwu Li, Yumei Lai, Ying Hu, Yanyan Li, Yilin Li, Jing Gao, Lin Chen, Jianming Xu, Chunchao Zhang, Sung Yun Jung, Jong Min Choi, Antrix Jain, Mingwei Liu, Lei Song, Wanlin Liu, Gaigai Guo, Tongqing Gong, Yin Huang, Yang Qiu, Wenwen Huang, Tieliu Shi, Weimin Zhu, Yi Wang, Fuchu He, Lin Shen, Jun Qin
The diffuse-type gastric cancer (DGC) is a subtype of gastric cancer with the worst prognosis and few treatment options. Here we present a dataset from 84 DGC patients, composed of a proteome of 11,340 gene products and mutation information of 274 cancer driver genes covering paired tumor and nearby tissue. DGC can be classified into three subtypes (PX1-3) based on the altered proteome alone. PX1 and PX2 exhibit dysregulation in the cell cycle and PX2 features an additional EMT process; PX3 is enriched in immune response proteins, has the worst survival, and is insensitive to chemotherapy...
March 8, 2018: Nature Communications
Hiroki Nagai, Manabu Muto
Over the last two decades, molecular-targeted agents have become mainstream treatment for many types of malignancies and have improved the overall survival of patients. However, most patients eventually develop resistance to these targeted therapies. Recently, immunotherapies such as immune checkpoint inhibitors have revolutionized the treatment paradigm for many types of malignancies. Immune checkpoint inhibitors have been approved for treatment of melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer, renal cell carcinoma, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, bladder cancer and gastric cancer...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
Luc Cabel, Alina Fuerea, Ludovic Lacroix, Capucine Baldini, Patricia Martin, Antoine Hollebecque, Sophie Postel-Vinay, Andrea Varga, Rastilav Balheda, Anas Gazzah, Jean-Marie Michot, Aurélien Marabelle, Etienne Rouleau, Eric Solary, Thierry De Baere, Eric Angevin, Jean-Pierre Armand, Stefan Michiels, Jean Yves Scoazec, Samy Ammari, Fabrice André, Jean-Charles Soria, Christophe Massard, Loic Verlingue
A targeted therapy is recommended in case of ERBB2 alteration for breast and gastric carcinomas, but miscellaneous other tumor types are ERBB2- altered at low prevalence. Broadening the administration of HER2 inhibitors across tumor types and genomic alterations could benefit to patients with refractory metastatic tumors. Targeted next-generation-sequencing (tNGS) and comparative genomic hybridization array (CGH) have been performed on fresh tumor biopsies of patients included in the MOSCATO-01 and ongoing MOSCATO-02 trials to administrate HER2 inhibitors in case of ERBB2 pathogenic mutation of amplification...
February 9, 2018: Oncotarget
Li-Jie Xia, Yan-Ling Wu, Ji Ma, Fu-Chun Zhang
The primary objective of the treatment of malignant ascites in advanced stages is to alleviate symptoms using procedures such as diuresis, paracentesis of subretinal fluid and vena cava anastomosis. The effectiveness of systemic or intraperitoneal chemotherapy treatment is limited, and more efficacious therapies are required. The authors of the present study demonstrated that an antimicrobial peptide, cecropinXJ, isolated from the larvae of Bombyx mori, selectively inhibits the proliferation of gastric cancer cells...
March 7, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Federico Rotolo, Xavier Paoletti, Stefan Michiels
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Surrogate endpoints are attractive for use in clinical trials instead of well-established endpoints because of practical convenience. To validate a surrogate endpoint, two important measures can be estimated in a meta-analytic context when individual patient data are available: the Rindiv 2 or the Kendall's τ at the individual level, and the Rtrial 2 at the trial level. We aimed at providing an R implementation of classical and well-established as well as more recent statistical methods for surrogacy assessment with failure time endpoints...
March 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Rodica Anghel, Silviu Constantinoiu, Xenia Bacinschi, Laurentia Gales, Radu-Valeriu Toma, Oana Trifanescu
Background: Combined modality therapy has been employed for the treatment of choice for locally advanced esophageal and eso-gastric junction cancers all around the globe but a unanimous consensus is missing. Methods: Medical files of 132 patients with confirmed locally advanced un-resectable, and metastatic esophageal cancer who presented to our center between 2010-2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Multimodality treatment consisting of chemo-radiotherapy or chemotherapy or radiotherapy alone and surgery in patients who convert to operability was planned according to tumor extend and performance status of the patient...
January 2018: Chirurgia
Kensei Yamaguchi, Kazumasa Fujitani, Fumio Nagashima, Yasushi Omuro, Nozomu Machida, Tomohiro Nishina, Toshiko Koue, Mika Tsujimoto, Kaijiro Maeda, Taroh Satoh
BACKGROUND: Ramucirumab, a monoclonal antibody vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 antagonist, given as monotherapy improved survival in a global phase 3 study (REGARD) of patients with gastric cancer. However, REGARD did not include Japanese patients. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of ramucirumab monotherapy in Japanese patients with advanced gastric cancer. METHODS: This multicenter, open-label, nonrandomized phase 2 study (Clinicaltrials...
March 5, 2018: Gastric Cancer
Hikmat Abdel-Razeq, Asem Mansour, Hazem Abdulelah, Anas Al-Shwayat, Mohammad Makoseh, Mohammad Ibrahim, Mahmoud Abunasser, Dalia Rimawi, Abeer Al-Rabaiah, Rozan Alfar, Alaa' Abufara, Alaa Ibrahim, Anas Bawaliz, Yousef Ismael
Background: The risk of thromboembolic events is higher among cancer patients, especially in patients undergoing chemotherapy. Cisplatin-based regimens claim to be associated with a very high thromboembolic rate. In this study, we report on our own experience with thrombosis among patients on active cisplatin-based chemotherapy. Methods: Medical records and hospital databases were searched for all the patients treated with any cisplatin-based regimen for any kind of cancer...
2018: Thrombosis Journal
Y H M Claassen, H H Hartgrink, J L Dikken, W O de Steur, J W van Sandick, N C T van Grieken, A Cats, A K Trip, E P M Jansen, W M Meershoek-Klein Kranenbarg, J P B M Braak, H Putter, M I van Berge Henegouwen, M Verheij, C J H van de Velde
BACKGROUND: In order to determine the optimal combination of perioperative chemotherapy and chemoradiotherapy for Western patients with advanced resectable gastric cancer, the international multicentre CRITICS trial (ChemoRadiotherapy after Induction chemotherapy In Cancer of the Stomach) was initiated. In this trial, patients with resectable gastric cancer were randomised before start of treatment between adjuvant chemotherapy or adjuvant chemoradiotherapy following neoadjuvant chemotherapy plus gastric cancer resection...
February 9, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
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