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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734822/icotinib-versus-whole-brain-irradiation-in-patients-with-egfr-mutant-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-multiple-brain-metastases-brain-a-multicentre-phase-3-open-label-parallel-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jin-Ji Yang, Caicun Zhou, Yisheng Huang, Jifeng Feng, Sun Lu, Yong Song, Cheng Huang, Gang Wu, Li Zhang, Ying Cheng, Chengping Hu, Gongyan Chen, Li Zhang, Xiaoqing Liu, Hong Hong Yan, Fen Lai Tan, Wenzhao Zhong, Yi-Long Wu
BACKGROUND: For patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and multiple brain metastases, whole-brain irradiation (WBI) is a standard-of-care treatment, but its effects on neurocognition are complex and concerning. We compared the efficacy of an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), icotinib, versus WBI with or without chemotherapy in a phase 3 trial of patients with EGFR-mutant NSCLC and multiple brain metastases. METHODS: We did a multicentre, open-label, parallel randomised controlled trial (BRAIN) at 17 hospitals in China...
July 19, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734820/brain-metastases-in-patients-with-egfr-mutant-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Rafael Rosell, Niki Karachaliou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733269/the-current-role-of-whole-brain-radiation-therapy-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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REVIEW
Gokoulakrichenane Loganadane, Lizza Hendriks, Cécile Le Péchoux, Antonin Levy
The incidence of brain metastases (BM) has increased in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients as a result of better systemic disease control and advances in imaging modalities. Whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) has been the mainstay treatment of multiple symptomatic brain metastases for years. A number of recent publications questioned its place in absence of survival and quality of life benefit (QoL) and the possible risk of long-term neurotoxicity. Omission or deferral of WBRT, alongside with strategies consisting of radiosurgery (SRS) or the delivery of systemic therapies alone, are more and more proposed...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732044/the-prognostic-impact-of-human-papillomavirus-status-following-treatment-failure-in-oropharyngeal-cancer
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Eesha Dave, Umut Ozbek, Vishal Gupta, Eric Genden, Brett Miles, Marita Teng, Marshall Posner, Krzysztof Misiukiewicz, Richard L Bakst
INTRODUCTION: Despite the human papillomavirus conferring a better prognosis in the primary treatment setting, the prognostic impact of viral status after treatment failure in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma patients is poorly understood. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 33 oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPC) patients with local and/or distant disease recurrence post-treatment, and looked at metastatic patterns, time to failure and survival patterns by HPV status...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731781/lncrna-pvt1-facilitates-invasion-through-upregulation-of-mmp9-in-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-cell
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Wei Chen, Huayun Zhu, Li Yin, Tingting Wang, Jianfeng Wu, Jianhua Xu, Hua Tao, Juying Liu, Xia He
Lung cancer is the most common solid tumor around the world. It has been reported that upregulation of long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) plasmacytoma variant translocation 1 (lncRNA-PVT1) is closely associated with tumor metastasis. However, the function and underlying molecular mechanism of lncRNA-PVT1 in nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) invasion remain unknown. In this study, we found that overexpression of lncRNA-PVT1 promoted the invasive ability of NSCLC cells, whereas silence of lncRNA-PVT1 suppressed cell invasion...
July 21, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730760/targeted-therapy-with-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-inhibitors-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-even-with-brain-metastasis
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Bekir Muhammet Hacioglu, Osman Kostek, Bulent Erdogan, Sernaz Uzunoglu, Irfan Cicin
The incidence of brain metastases has increased as a result of improved systemic disease control and advances in imaging. Brain metastasis can occur approximately in 25-40% of the patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and it is a frequent cause of death. Stereotactic radiosurgery, whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) or surgical resection are the local treatment modalities for brain metastases which are feasible either alone, in combination, or as sequential treatments. Resistance to systemic therapy for brain metastasis poses significant clinical problems...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730730/renal-impairment-hampers-bisphosphonate-treatment-in-a-quarter-of-lung-cancer-patients-with-bone-metastasis
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Katalin Fábián, Rita Puskás, Tímea Kakuk, László Prés, Dorottya Fejes, Zsolt Szegedi, Lívia Rojkó, Zoltán Szállási, Balázs Döme, Orsolya Pipek, Judit Moldvay
Renal function impairment in lung cancer patients with bone metastases was investigated, as this can limit the application of bisphosphonates representing the gold standard in the management of such cases. Clinicopathological data of 570 lung cancer patients were retrospectively analysed for changes in renal function parameters. Co-morbidities included hypertension (50%), COPD (33%) and diabetes mellitus (15%). Statistical analysis was performed with Fisher's exact tests and a Cox proportional hazards model...
July 21, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729049/quantification-of-metastatic-load-in-a-syngeneic-murine-model-of-metastasis
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Luke J Taus, Roberto E Flores, Thomas N Seyfried
Bioluminescence imaging (BLI) is an established method for evaluating metastatic load in preclinical cancer models; however, BLI can produce observational error due to differences in substrate concentration and signal depth. In our syngeneic murine model of metastasis (VM-M3), we used a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) method of DNA quantification to bypass these limitations. Liver, spleen, and brain from VM/Dk (VM) mice bearing VM-M3 tumor cells were first imaged ex vivo with BLI. qPCR quantification of tumor cell DNA was then performed on DNA extracted from these organs...
July 17, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728748/metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-patterns-and-predictors-of-metastases-a-contemporary-population-based-series
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Thenappan Chandrasekar, Zachary Klaassen, Hanan Goldberg, Girish S Kulkarni, Robert J Hamilton, Neil E Fleshner
OBJECTIVE: To assess the patterns and predictors of metastatic disease in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) at the time of diagnosis in a contemporary series. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database was queried for all patients with kidney RCC from 2010 to 2013 (N = 50,815). Distribution and predictors of distant metastases at diagnosis were assessed. Multivariate logistic regression hazard analyses were performed to determine covariates associated with the likelihood of having metastases at diagnosis, whereas competing risks regression analysis was used to assess predictors of cancer-specific mortality (CSM) in patients with metastatic disease...
July 17, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727141/etiologic-and-differential-diagnostic-significance-of-tumor-location-in-the-supraclavicular-fossa
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Achim Franzen, Thomas Günzel, Andre Buchali, Annekatrin Coordes
OBJECTIVE: Patients presenting with a cervical mass are common for head and neck specialists and present a diagnostic challenge against the backdrop of a wide variety of etiologies. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the significance of a mass in the supraclavicular fossa for etiology, diagnostic procedure, and therapy. STUDY DESIGN: Individual retrospective cohort study. METHODS: We reviewed the data of 211 consecutive cases (116 male, 95 female) with excisional biopsy or tumor removal of a supraclavicular mass...
July 20, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726172/combined-treatment-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-breast-cancer-patients-with-brain-metastases-with-whole-brain-radiotherapy-and-temozolomide-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jingru Tian, Yien Luo, Juanjuan Xiang, Jingqun Tang
Brain metastasis is the leading cause of death among advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and breast cancer patients. The standard treatment for brain metastases is radiotherapy. The combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy has been tested. However, the management of brain metastases has yet to be successful. Here, we aimed to determine the efficacy and safety of whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) alone or in combination with temozolomide (TMZ) in NSCLC and breast cancer patients with brain metastases...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725538/a-rare-case-of-solitary-kidney-metastasis-following-primary-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Sharon Del Vecchio, Robert Ellis, Kylie Gallagher, Keng Lim Ng, Li Ma, Geoffrey Strutton, Simon Wood
Laryngeal cancer is the 14th most common malignancy worldwide, and its common subtype squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is highly associated with tobacco use and long-term alcohol consumption. The incidence of distant metastasis from a primary laryngeal cancer has been reported to be very low, between 6.5% and 8.5%, according to published tumour registry data. Distant metastases of laryngeal SCC most commonly involve the lung, liver, bone and mediastinum, seldom involving the kidney. Renal metastasis has been well established in many other cancers such as lymphoma, lung, breast and gastric carcinoma...
2017: Journal of Kidney Cancer and VHL
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725427/progressive-hypoventilation-due-to-mixed-cd8-and-cd4-lymphocytic-polymyositis-following-tremelimumab-durvalumab-treatment
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Sooraj John, Scott J Antonia, Trevor A Rose, Robert P Seifert, Barbara A Centeno, Aaron S Wagner, Ben C Creelan
BACKGROUND: The combination of CTLA-4 and PD-L1 inhibitors has a manageable adverse effect profile, although rare immune-related adverse events (irAE) can occur. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe an autoimmune polymyositis following a partial response to combination tremelimumab and durvalumab for the treatment of recurrent lung adenocarcinoma. Radiography revealed significant reduction in all metastases; however, the patient developed progressive neuromuscular hypoventilation due to lymphocytic destruction of the diaphragmatic musculature...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724033/ethical-issues-on-the-synthetic-phosphoethanolamine-clinical-trial
#14
Francisco José Roma Paumgartten
Notwithstanding its approval by the National Committee for Ethics in Research (Conep) on April 19, 2016, a trial of the so-called "synthetic" phosphoethanolamine (syn-phospho) pill in cancer patients raises ethical concerns. An analysis by a laboratory contracted by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) revealed that syn-phospho contained a great amount of impurities and did not meet standards of pharmaceutical quality required for an investigational drug. Cytotoxicity against human tumor cell lines and in vivo rodent xenograft tumor assays consistently failed to demonstrate a potential anticancer activity of syn-phospho...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723786/risk-factors-of-lymph-node-metastasis-in-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-3%C3%A2-cm-or-less-in-diameter
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Lijian Huang, Wenshan Li, Lufeng Zhao, Baizhou Li, Ying Chai
Through literature review we cannot find an efficient risk factor of lymph node metastasis in lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). This study aimed to investigate the risk factors of pathological lymph node status in patients with lung SCC of 3 cm or less in diameter, to provide some reference for the fellow surgeons in the decision of operative option.In total, we analyzed 154 patients with lung SCC of 3 cm or less in diameter who underwent lobectomy or bilobectomy or pneumonectomy with systematic lymph node dissection...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723487/clinical-case-discussion-isolated-lung-metastases-after-radical-nephrectomy-for-clear-cell-carcinoma-the-case-for-surgery
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Axel S Merseburger, Emanuel Palade
In a stable patient with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, metastasectomy is an option when all the lesions can be resected. Individual informed consent from the patient is most important.
December 15, 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723486/isolated-lung-metastases-after-radical-nephrectomy-for-clear-cell-carcinoma
#17
R Jeroen A van Moorselaar, C Willemien Menke-van der Houven van Oordt
Here we describe a case of a biologically indolent renal cell carcinoma. A single lung metastasis was found 1 yr after resection of a pT2bNxM0 Fuhrmann grade 2 tumor. After a further 1 yr, the patient was treated with IFN-alpha and bevacuzimab. Treatment for renal cell carcinoma should be tailored individually for each patient.
December 15, 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723342/molecular-analysis-of-circulating-free-dna-from-lung-cancer-patients-in-routine-laboratory-practice-a-cross-platform-comparison-of-three-different-molecular-methods-for-mutation-detection
#18
Stephan Bartels, Sascha Persing, Britta Hasemeier, Elisa Schipper, Hans Kreipe, Ulrich Lehmann
Cell-free DNA (cfDNA), which is isolated from blood plasma, represents a noninvasive source for the detection of mutations conferring resistance against epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors in non-small-cell lung cancer patients. In advanced disease stages, performing regular biopsies is often not possible because of the general health condition of the patients. Furthermore, a biopsy of a single tumor lesion or metastasis may not reflect the heterogeneous genotype of the tumor and its metastases...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718312/gbm-skin-metastasis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Gary D Lewis, Andreana L Rivera, Ivo W Tremont-Lukats, Leomar Y Ballester-Fuentes, Yi Jonathan Zhang, Bin S Teh
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common type of malignant tumor found in the brain, and acts very aggressively by quickly and diffusely infiltrating the surrounding brain parenchyma. Despite its aggressive nature, GBM is rarely found to spread extracranially and develop distant metastases. The most common sites of these rare metastases are the lungs, pleura and cervical lymph nodes. There are also a few case reports of skin metastasis. We present the clinical, imaging and pathologic features of a case of a GBM with metastasis to the soft tissue scar and skin near the original craniotomy site...
July 18, 2017: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717762/epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutational-status-and-brain-metastases-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#20
Vijaya Raj Bhatt, Sanyo P D'Souza, Lynette M Smith, Allison M Cushman-Vokoun, Vanita Noronha, Vivek Verma, Amit Joshi, Anuradha Chougule, Nirmala Jambhekar, Anne Kessinger, Alissa Marr, Vijay Patil, Sripad D Banavali, Apar Kishor Ganti, Kumar Prabhash
INTRODUCTION: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations in non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLC) may be more common in patients with brain metastases. Previous studies, however, did not adjust for effects of confounding variables. METHODS: This retrospective study included 1,522 consecutive patients with NSCLC, whose tumors were diagnosed and tested for EGFR mutations at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, NE) and Tata Memorial Hospital (Mumbai, India)...
June 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
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