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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094573/advanced-gastric-adenocarcinoma-optimizing-therapy-options
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Dilsa Mizrak Kaya, Kazuto Harada, Yusuke Shimodaira, Fatemeh G Amlashi, Quan Lin, Jaffer A Ajani
Gastric adenocarcinoma (GAC) is the fifth most common cancer and third leading cause of cancer related mortality worldwide. When localized, cure is achievable with surgery and adjunctive therapies in some patients, however, once advanced, GAC is not a curable condition. Only two targeted agents (trastuzumab and ramucirumab) have been approved and apatinib was approved only in China. Because of the heterogeneous nature of GAC, it is not possible to assess a standard therapeutic approach. Areas Covered: In this review, we aimed to describe the optimal systemic therapy regimens for advanced GAC...
January 17, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052652/anti-angiogenic-therapy-in-patients-with-advanced-gastric-and-gastroesophageal-junction-cancer-a-systematic-review
#2
Li-Tzong Chen, Do-Youn Oh, Min-Hee Ryu, Kun-Huei Yeh, Winnie Yeo, Roberto Carlesi, Rebecca Cheng, Jongseok Kim, Mauro Orlando, Yoon-Koo Kang
Despite advancements in therapy for advanced gastric and gastroesophageal junction cancers, their prognosis remains dismal. Tumor angiogenesis plays a key role in cancer growth and metastasis, and recent studies indicate that pharmacologic blockade of angiogenesis is a promising approach to therapy. In this systematic review, we summarize current literature on the clinical benefit of anti-angiogenic agents in advanced gastric cancer. We conducted a systematic search of PubMed and conference proceedings including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the European Society for Medical Oncology, and the European Cancer Congress...
January 3, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028264/-case-of-central-venous-catheter-laceration-of-the-pectoralis-minor-muscle
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Shunji Endo, Kinya Furuichi, Kengo Morimoto, Yasuyuki Kotsuma, Terumasa Yamada, Masakazu Ikenaga, Shinichi Adachi, Katsuya Ohta, Shinsuke Nakashima, Masami Ueda, Yujiro Tsuda, Hirotoshi Takayama, Hiroaki Itakura, Kazuhiro Nishikawa, Junichi Nishijima
A 50's underwent gastrectomy for gastric cancer 4 years before. He had received chemotherapy for para-aortic lymph node metastases. A central venous catheter with a subcutaneous port was implanted via the right subclavian vein, under ultrasonographic guidance, 1 year 3 months earlier. The patient complained of swelling in his right chest during intravenous injection of ramucirumab and paclitaxel via the port. A chest radiograph revealed that a catheter fracture. A CT scan showed that the fractured catheter had lacerated the pectoralis minor muscle and the tip was in the right inferior pulmonary artery...
December 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025473/-target-therapy-in-unresectable-or-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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REVIEW
Jae Hyun Kim, Seun Ja Park
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Korea. Despite recent developments in the treatment of CRC, the median overall survival time in patients with metastatic CRC is less than 30 months. The biologic agents that target the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) or vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) have proven clinical benefits in the treatment of patient with metastatic CRC. Anti-EGFR agents, including cetuximab and panitumumab, as well as anti-VEGF agents, including bevacizumab, aflibercept, ramucirumab, and regorafenib have been shown to extend survival in combination with cytotoxic chemotherapy...
December 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993812/different-efficacy-of-ramucirumab-in-patients-with-metastatic-gastric-and-gastroesophageal-junction-cancer-according-to-ecog-performance-status
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G Roviello, C Pacifico, K Polom, F Roviello, D Generali
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 19, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976952/challenges-in-molecular-targeted-therapy-for-gastric-cancer-considerations-for-efficacy-and-safety
#6
Yukiya Narita, Kei Muro
The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network recently proposed a molecular classification for gastric cancer (GC) into four subtypes based on comprehensive evaluation. While the mechanisms of molecular targeted therapies in GC were confirmed by multiple clinical studies, only a limited number of therapeutics for GC have been approved to date. Areas covered: In this systematic review of the available literature, we discuss the completed and ongoing clinical trials of molecular targeted therapies in patients with GC, with a focus on their efficacy and safety profiles...
December 25, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940520/exploring-the-benefit-risk-associated-with-antiangiogenic-agents-for-the-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Razelle Kurzrock, David J Stewart
Following the approval of bevacizumab, an antibody targeting vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A), for advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in 2006, intensive efforts were put into the clinical development of antiangiogenic agents for NSCLC. Currently, the other antiangiogenic agents approved for NSCLC are ramucirumab, a VEGF receptor-2 (VEGFR-2)-targeting antibody indicated for both squamous and non-squamous NSCLC in the United States, and nintedanib, an anti-VEGFR-½/3, platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR)-α/β, fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR)-½/3 angiokinase inhibitor indicated for adenocarcinoma of the lung in the European Union...
December 9, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930578/short-term-and-long-term-efficacy-of-7-targeted-therapies-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-network-meta-analysis-efficacy-of-7-targeted-therapies-for-ahcc
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Meng Niu, Duo Hong, Teng-Chuang Ma, Xiao-Wei Chen, Jin-Hang Han, Jun Sun, Ke Xu
BACKGROUND: A variety of targeted drug therapies in clinical trials have been proven to be effective for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Our study aims to compare the short-term and long-term efficacies of different targeted drugs in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (AHCC) treatment using a network meta-analysis approach. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Ovid, EBSCO, and Cochrane central register of controlled trials were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of different targeted therapies implemented to patients with AHCC...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912835/second-line-chemotherapy-and-beyond-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Greg Durm, Nasser Hanna
The landscape for the second- and third-line treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer has changed dramatically over the last two decades. Immunotherapeutic agents have become a preferred choice following progression on platinum-based first-line chemotherapy. However, there remains a role for cytotoxic chemotherapy and pemetrexed and docetaxel (with or without ramucirumab) are approved for single-agent use in the second-line setting. With the discovery of new genetic alterations and the development of novel targeted drugs, the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer following progression on first-line therapy continues to become more complicated as new treatment algorithms evolve...
February 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894601/treatment-rationale-and-study-design-for-the-relay-study-a-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-study-of-erlotinib-with-ramucirumab-or-placebo-in-patients-with-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutation-positive-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Edward B Garon, Martin Reck, Luis Paz-Ares, Santiago Ponce, Jesus Corral Jaime, Oscar Juan, Ernest Nadal, Pablo Lee, Rita Dalal, Jingyi Liu, Shuang He, Joseph Treat, Kazuhiko Nakagawa
INTRODUCTION: We present the treatment rationale and study design for the RELAY study (NCT02411448 ). This phase Ib/III study will assess safety, tolerability, and efficacy of the combination of ramucirumab with erlotinib in previously untreated stage IV non-small-cell lung cancer patients with an activating epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study is being conducted in approximately 120 sites in North America, Europe, and Asia and is currently open for enrollment...
June 8, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889780/targeted-treatment-of-esophagogastric-cancer
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Hans-Georg Kopp, Ralf-Dieter Hofheinz
Adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (EGJ) and stomach remains one of the most common causes of cancer-related death worldwide. Although there is increasing data on the mutational landscape of esophagogastric cancer, phase III trials often yield negative results, and there is a paucity of approved targeted agents. For the time being, the subset of patients carrying HER2-positive metastatic tumors can receive trastuzumab in addition to chemotherapy. Furthermore, ramucirumab has been found to be active both as a single agent and in combination with paclitaxel...
2016: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870079/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-second-line-chemotherapy-agents-for-advanced-gastric-cancer
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Simon W Lam, Maya Wai, Jessica E Lau, Michael McNamara, Marc Earl, Belinda Udeh
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Gastric cancer is the fifth most common malignancy and second leading cause of cancer-related mortality. Chemotherapy options for patients who fail first-line treatment are limited. Thus the objective of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of second-line treatment options for patients with advanced or metastatic gastric cancer. DESIGN: Cost-effectiveness analysis using a Markov model to compare the cost-effectiveness of six possible second-line treatment options for patients with advanced gastric cancer who have failed previous chemotherapy: irinotecan, docetaxel, paclitaxel, ramucirumab, paclitaxel plus ramucirumab, and palliative care...
January 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865140/overcoming-dynamic-molecular-heterogeneity-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-multikinase-inhibition-with-regorafenib-and-the-case-of-rechallenge-with-anti-egfr
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REVIEW
Andrea Sartore-Bianchi, Salvatore Siena, Giuseppe Tonini, Alberto Bardelli, Daniele Santini
In metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), fluorouracil-based combination therapy with oxaliplatin or irinotecan is the mainstay of first-line treatment. Patient survival has been significantly improved with the introduction of monoclonal antibodies against VEGF (bevacizumab), VEGFR2 (ramucirumab) or EGFR (cetuximab or panitumumab) in first- and second-line therapies. However, all patients treated with chemotherapy and targeted therapies will eventually relapse, and recently the emergence of alterations in EGFR, RAS, BRAF, ERB-B2, MET and possibly in other genes has been shown to jeopardize response to EGFR blockade...
December 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858180/irinotecan-monotherapy-as-third-line-treatment-for-advanced-gastric-cancer-refractory-to-fluoropyrimidines-platinum-and-taxanes
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Takashi Nishimura, Satoru Iwasa, Kengo Nagashima, Natsuko Okita, Atsuo Takashima, Yoshitaka Honma, Ken Kato, Tetsuya Hamaguchi, Yasuhide Yamada, Yasuhiro Shimada, Narikazu Boku
BACKGROUND: Because standard chemotherapy for advanced gastric cancer consists of oral fluoropyrimidines plus platinum as first-line therapy, with paclitaxel plus ramucirumab as the second line, irinotecan is usually positioned as third-line chemotherapy in clinical practice in Japan. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation was conducted to determine the efficacy and safety of irinotecan as third-line chemotherapy for advanced gastric cancer in patients refractory or intolerant to fluoropyrimidines, platinum, and taxanes...
November 17, 2016: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855622/the-role-of-the-antiangiogenetic-ramucirumab-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Paolo Maione, Assunta Sgambato, Francesca Casaluce, Paola Claudia Sacco, Giuseppe Santabarbara, Antonio Rossi, Cesare Gridelli
Angiogenesis is one of the most important phenomena sustaining tumor development and metastatization, including for non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A dominant role in angiogenesis is played by the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its signalling pathway. Ramucirumab, is a fully human immunoglobulin G1 monoclonal antibody that binds to the extracellular domain of the VEGF receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) with high specificity and affinity blocking the interaction of VEGFR-2 and VEGF ligands, thus inhibiting their signaling pathways and the consequential endothelial proliferation and migration...
November 18, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854242/the-future-prospects-of-immune-therapy-in-gastric-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
#16
REVIEW
Walid L Shaib, Jean Paul A Nammour, Harpaul Gill, Mayur Mody, Nabil F Saba
The prognosis of esophageal cancers is poor and novel approaches are urgently needed. Despite improvements in outcomes with transtuzumab and ramucirumab, these improvements added an average of only 2 to 3 months with a median overall survival reported to be around 1 year. Comprehensive genomic sequencing has defined some molecular alterations with potential targets, but the majority of patients still do not benefit from druggable targets. Breakthroughs in immune checkpoint blockade have provided new therapeutic options in many cancers...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828732/economics-of-ramucirumab-for-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#17
Simon B Zeichner, Christine G Kohn, Daniel A Goldstein
Despite its FDA approval and incorporation into the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) treatment guidelines, ramucirumab (RAM) is associated with a drug acquisition cost that is substantially higher than other approved options. Given its substantial cost, the presence of a viable alternative treatment option, and its minimal survival improvement, the usefulness of RAM in clinical practice has been called into question. Areas covered: In this paper, we outline the cost, benefits, and economic implications of RAM from a US perspective, as it is used in the treatment of mCRC...
December 2016: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795701/targeted-therapy-in-gastric-cancer
#18
G Jomrich, S F Schoppmann
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is the fourth most common cancer worldwide. Surgery in combination with multimodal therapy provides the only curative therapy until now. The importance of targeted therapy became clear over the last few years. Due to the implication of HER2 and angiogenesis-directed targeted therapies major advances in the treatment of gastric cancer could be reached. Nevertheless, benefits in survival remain unsatisfactory and the development of resistance to monoclonal antibodies is arising...
2016: European Surgery: ACA: Acta Chirurgica Austriaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784452/-second-line-treatment-for-metastatic-or-locally-advanced-gastric-cancer
#19
K C Li, S Y Cheng, J Du, J Li
Gastric cancer is one of the major causes of cancer-related deaths. Many patients with metastatic gastric cancer after first-line chemotherapy received salvage chemotherapy in routine clinical practice. Recent phase Ⅲ trials demonstrated substantial prolongation of overall survival to support this chemotherapy or targeted therapy as a second-line treatment. Both ramucirumab monotherapy and ramucirumab plus paclitaxel were approved by FDA in patients with previously treated advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma...
October 23, 2016: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782226/-the-evolution-of-the-treatment-of-advanced-nsclc
#20
Alessandro Morabito
The therapeutic scenario of patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has dramatically changed in recent years, thanks to the improvement in the knowledge of the biology of NSCLC, the discovery of targetable oncogenic drivers, and the availability of new effective drugs also for non oncogenic addicted patients, defined "wild-type" (WT). NSCLC has been the first epithelial neoplasm treated with a targeted first-line therapy in patients harbouring EGFR activating mutations or ALK rearrangements, and new targeted-based agents directed versus other molecular alterations are currently in development...
October 2016: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
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